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Energy firms swoop on startups in billion-dollar technology race – ETtech

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December 5, 2016

Companies such as Germany’s Innogy, France’s EDF and Dutch Eneco, as well as oil majors like Total, have set up their own venture capital funds to scour the globe for potentially disruptive technologies. Source: Energy firms swoop on startups in billion-dollar technology race – ETtech

Catching the waves: it’s time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Australia has the world’s largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean’s potential? Source: Catching the waves: it’s time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Vast Moroccan solar power plant is hard act for Africa to follow | Reuters

At Noor, curved mirrors totaling 1.5 million square meters (16 million square feet) – the size of about 200 soccer pitches – capture the sun’s heat in the reddish desert.Morocco is showcasing Noor before talks among almost 200 nations in Marrakesh about implementing a global deal to combat climate change that entered into force on… Read More ›

Carnegie Wave Energy to integrate solar, wave and batteries – The West Australian

WA-based Carnegie Wave Energy is planning to integrate wave and solar power with batteries to create what it says is the world’s first “wave-integrated renewable energy microgrid”. Source: Carnegie Wave Energy to integrate solar, wave and batteries – The West Australian

What a Tangled Web We Weave: Oversight of US Offshore Wind Development is Complicated at Best – Renewable Energy World

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is the U.S. government agency responsible for overseeing energy development projects located on the United States Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). In most areas of the U.S., the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) starts three miles from the coastline. The exceptions to this are Texas, Florida’s Gulf Coast, and Puerto… Read More ›

W.A. plans Australia’s biggest solar+storage micro-grid in Onslow

Solar and storage micro-grid will lead to town of Onslow sourcing 70 per cent of its electricity from renewables, improve reliability, reduce costs and state subsidies. Source: W.A. plans Australia’s biggest solar+storage micro-grid in Onslow

The Zero Energy Wuhan New Energy Center | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with… Source: The Zero Energy Wuhan New Energy Center | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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