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Eco Wave Power Wins the Global Innovation Award 2021 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB), Cision Energy Solutions

Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB) a Swedish-Israeli wave energy developer, won the public voting for the Global Innovation Award, in the "Life Under Water" category at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The company's innovative wave-to-energy solution generates clean electricity from ocean and sea waves.

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GE Awarded DOE Grant to Research 3-D Printing of Wind Turbine Blades

GE Research Energy Solutions

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business were recently selected by the Department of Energy to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.

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South Korea unveils $43 billion plan for world's largest offshore wind farm

Hyonhee Shin, Yahoo Finance Energy Solutions

South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world's largest wind power plant by 2030 as part of efforts to foster an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Denmark to build 'first energy island' in North Sea

BBC News Energy Solutions

A project to build a giant island providing enough energy for three million households has been given the green light by Denmark's politicians.

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New Research to Explore Seaweed for Ocean, Economic Health

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

A nearly $900,000 grant awarded to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be used to explore how kelp aquaculture can remediate negative effects of climate change. The international project is funded by World Wildlife Fund with support from the Bezos Earth Fund.

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Methane-Busting Seaweed Farms on Track for 2021 Production

Andrew Spence, SEVENSEAS Media Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Construction of the first farm and processing plant to turn red seaweed into a feed supplement for cows to reduce their methane production by 90 per cent is expected to begin mid next year in South Australia.

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4 Climate Finance Priorities for the Biden Administration

Joe Thwaites, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions

Providing funding to poorer nations to undertake climate action is not only a moral and legal responsibility for developed countries, but also a strategic investment in a cleaner and more resilient world. Such support pays dividends by reducing the severity and costs of climate impacts for people, including extreme weather, ecosystem loss and societal instability both at home and abroad.

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Gas-powered infrastructure achieves first fire at DOE carbon capture test site

Power Engineering International Energy Solutions

The National Carbon Capture Center has announced the “first fire” of its new natural gas infrastructure, paving the way for the first test runs of carbon capture technologies using actual natural gas-derived flue gas.

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3 Shifts to Advance Adaptation and Resilience in 2021

Manish Bapna and Christina Chan, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic did not break the world, but rather revealed a world already broken. COVID-19 and the climate crisis exposed the fragility of economies and societies, upending the lives of people worldwide and, in particular, harming vulnerable communities and countries already facing multiple challenges.

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History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020

Jazmin Goodwin, CNN Business Energy Solutions

Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year, according to an annual report from Ember and Agora Energiewende.

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11 innovations protecting life below water – and above it

Nathalie Chalmers, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

Solutions tackle a range of ocean challenges including coral reef restoration, scaling restorative aquaculture, unearthing technologies for marine protection and helping invest in nature-based solutions.

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4 Ocean-based Solutions to Advance Climate Action Through NDCs

Eliza Northrop and Mario Finch, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Here are four areas that offer opportunities for ocean-based climate action in NDCs.

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Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria’s new carbon neutral plan

Lorna Parkes, The Guardian Energy Solutions Tourism

Ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county, by 2037, looks to reduce the impact of visitors, especially in the Lakes.

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How to solve the investment puzzle of clean energy transitions in the developing world

Fatih Birol and Roberto Bocca, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

To meet accelerated emissions reduction goals, the share of clean energy in total energy investment needs to rise to two-thirds by 2030.

Efforts needed in 3 areas: managing legacy infrastructure transitions; better regulatory frameworks; new approaches to financing.

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What does the Biden presidency hold for ocean sustainability?

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

A major drive to promote offshore renewable energy, sustainable aquaculture and coastal restoration while redoubling international commitments is likely.

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Help UK seas recover to deliver £50bn in benefits, report urges

Emily Beament, Yahoo! Finance Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Restoring the UK’s seas from their damaged state could give a £50 billion boost to the economy, create thousands of new jobs and help the climate crisis, a report says.

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Will 2021 Be the Year Offshore Wind Power Finally Takes Off?

Tara Lohan, The Revelator Energy Solutions

A presidential administration ready to tackle climate change may help — but it’s the years of planning that could really pay off.

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More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth's land and oceans

Patrick Greenfield and Fiona Harvey, The Guardian Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.

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Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Kickstart Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Project

Adnan Durakovic, Offshore Wind Biz Energy Solutions

Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, ITM Power, and Element Energy have been awarded EUR 5 million in funding to demonstrate and investigate a combined wind turbine and electrolyser system designed for operation in marine environments.

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Seaweed and solar energy join hands at sea

European Commission, CORDIS Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Two EU-backed Dutch companies have created the first offshore solar and seaweed farm in the North Sea, making solar energy production and seaweed cultivation possible in the same space.

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