Theresa May announces £61.4m to tackle global plastic waste

The Prime Minister is to call on Commonwealth Heads of Government to join an alliance to fight plastic pollution

UK tidal plant breaks monthly generation records

A tidal stream power plant off the coast of Scotland has set a world record for monthly energy production. Phase 1A of marine developer Atlantis’ MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth produced more than 700MWh of clean electricity in August. The facility’s total production since launch is now approaching 2GWh. It will soon enter into […]

‘Artifical blowhole’ could make waves in marine energy

An Australian company is developing an ‘artificial blowhole’ device to harvest wave energy. Wave Swell Energy’s technology takes the form of a concrete column in the sea, measuring 20m by 20m across and standing 18m tall. Only 8m of the structure protrudes above the water but contains all of the moving parts – here, water […]

UK-Denmark power link seeks marine contractor

The first stages of an English-Danish interconnector project have begun with plans to appoint a marine contractor. The successful company will carry out surveys to pinpoint areas of environmental and archaeological interest for the 1,400MW electricity link. It will also help identify the best route for the marine cables and suitable landing locations. The Viking Link interconnector, […]

£300,000 for marine energy in Indonesia

Researches from a Scottish university are receiving more than £300,000 for marine energy research in Indonesia. The cash is being provided by the UK and Indonesian governments. The researchers from the Center for Understanding Sustainable Practice (CUSP) at Robert Gordon University (RGU) hopes to create a viable marine energy industry in Indonesia. They will help build the […]

New standards for offshore windfarm ports

Ports servicing offshore windfarms will now have to meet strict international standards. The new rules, by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), will help with the development and improvement of safety and accessibility on site. It is hoped this will prevent problems during the construction period of wind farm projects. The new ISO number 29400 […]

Aye Aye Captain! £7.5m to manage energy on ships

Funding worth £7.5 million is to be provided to improve the ways in which energy is managed on ships and other marine and maritime vessels. Companies with innovative ideas can soon bid for a share of the cash ranging between £500,000 and £1.5 million. Projects must be led by a business and be collaborative with […]

Marine pump to heat historic National Trust mansion

One of the historic mansions in Wales is using a new technology – claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK – that sucks heat from sea water to warm the building. National Trust has today switched on the 300KW marine-source heat pump which will provide all of the power needed to […]

€150m boost for EU marine and power plant research

European countries are set to get a boost to develop more environmentally-friendly ship engines and power plants, thanks to the loan provided by an EU bank. Wartsila, a supplier of power solutions for the marine and energy markets, signed an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a €150 million (£127.4m) loan for research, […]

Offshore projects boost coastal community funds

Coastal communities across the country can now bid for a share of £27.8 million – financed partly from revenue generated by the UK’s offshore wind sector – to create jobs and increase growth. The ‘Coastal Communities Fund’ (CCF) was created to support local projects and help coastal towns and villages provide training and employment opportunities […]