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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

A huge tidal power testing facility is looking to simulate decades of harsh sea conditions

Anmar Frangoul, CNBC Energy Solutions

A £4.6 million ($5.64 million) facility that can test tidal turbine blades under strenuous conditions has been officially opened.

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Startup's 'antacid' enhances ocean carbon removal

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz Energy Solutions

Elon Musk’s willingness to throw lots of money at lots of things has been well-demonstrated, as Twitter’s board can attest.

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Could Anglesey’s tidal energy project drive a new energy revolution?

Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Guardian Energy Solutions

Experts say Wales has huge potential for generating renewable marine power, yet, so far, ambitious schemes have been ignored.

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Are blue carbon markets becoming mainstream?

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions

Mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows are powerful nature-based net-zero solutions.

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Oceans and their largest inhabitants could be the key to storing our carbon emissions

David King & Jane Lichtenstein, The Conversation Energy Solutions

It’s time to turn to our oceans for help, an approach consistent with the IPCC’s climate objectives, yet which remains relatively overlooked.

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Final warning: what does the IPCC’s third report instalment say?

Fiona Harvey, The Guardian Energy Solutions

Explainer: Key points from the final section of the IPCC’s latest review of climate science.

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'It is now or never': IPCC concludes world has the tools and financial clout to halve emissions by 2030

Michael Holder, Business Green Energy Solutions

The world already has the technologies, expertise, and financial capabilities across every sector of the economy to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade.

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New IPCC report: Emissions can be halved by 2030

United Nations in Western Europe Energy Solutions

New IPCC Working Group III report released today. 

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Wave energy: can ocean power solve the global energy crisis?

Victoria Masterson, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

Could the waves in our oceans and seas help tackle the global energy crisis?

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U.S. SEC proposes companies disclose range of climate risks, emissions data

Katanga Johnson, Reuters Energy Solutions

The U.S. securities regulator on Monday proposed requiring U.S.-listed companies to disclose a range of climate-related risks and greenhouse gas emissions, part of President Joe Biden's push to join global efforts to avert climate-related catastrophes.

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Wind turbines can breathe new life into our warming seas

Ben Lincoln, et al., The Conversation Energy Solutions

Offshore wind is set to move further and further from shore, as demand for renewable energy grows and new floating turbine technology makes deep-water expansion possible.

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DOE Announces $175 Million for Novel Clean Energy Technology Projects

Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Solutions

68 Selectees Across 22 States Will Drive the Development and Commercial Deployment of Advanced Technologies for Fusion Energy, Electric Vehicles, Offshore Wind and More.

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The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and the Global Maritime Forum sign knowledge partnership to accelerate shipping decarbonisation

Global Maritime Forum Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and the Global Maritime Forum have signed a partnership agreement to support and accelerate the transition of the global maritime industry to a low-carbon future.

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Rivian Pledges to Keep the Deep Sea Out of Vehicles

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition Energy Solutions

As world leaders gather in Brest, France for the One Ocean Summit to advance the critical action needed to protect the ocean, electric vehicle (EV) start-up, Rivian, pledges to keep the deep sea out of their vehicles.

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From Shell to shellfish: can aquaculture offer new lease of life to offshore oil platforms?

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

US regulations are already in place to allow US Gulf of Mexico platforms to be used for purposes other than oil and gas production.

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Rethinking global supply chains for the energy transition

Joisa Saraiva & David G. Victor, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

We need to rethink global supply chains in order to support the energy transition.

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Offshore wind farms could help capture carbon from air and store it long-term – using energy that would otherwise go to waste

David Goldberg, The Conversation Energy Solutions

Human activities have pumped so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that we will also have to remove carbon dioxide from the air and lock it away permanently.

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New Technique Boosts Efficiency, Sustainability of Large-Scale Perovskite Solar Cells

Matt Shipman, NC State Energy Solutions

The technique is low-cost, simple, energy-efficient, and should pave the way for creating perovskite solar cells.

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North Sea Fossil Fuel Companies Plan to Invest More in Wind than Oil Drilling

Yale Environment 360 Energy Solutions

Exciting developments and interests in offshore wind sector for Scottland. 

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World’s largest coal port to be 100% powered by renewable energy

Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Port of Newcastle says move is part of plan to decarbonise the business by 2040 and ‘we don’t really have a choice’.

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