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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Enel powers up €190bn green energy investment blitz through to 2030

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions

European energy giant unveils investment strategy that will see it invest €160bn directly in green infrastructure, while leveraging a further €30bn from other parties.

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Powering blue innovation: The Ocean Observing Prize

Blue Power Connectors Team, World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions

A new competition seeks new concepts to integrate wave energy with autonomous underwater vehicles.

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Jeff Bezos announces nearly $800 million in grants to 16 groups fighting climate change

Allen Kim, CNN Energy Solutions

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he will give $791 million in grants as part of his Bezos Earth Fund to 16 organizations that are working to protect the environment.

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Water industry unveils multi-billion pound 2030 net zero vision

Michael Holder, Business Green Energy Solutions

UK water companies have drawn up a joint roadmap to rapidly decarbonise the industry within a decade, today unveiling a multi-billion pound plan to harness green gas, renewable power, electric vehicles, and nature-based climate solutions to deliver net zero emissions across the entire sector by 2030.

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World's 'most powerful' floating wind turbine installed on floating foundation

Cecilia Keating, Business Green Energy Solutions

The world's largest offshore floating wind project marked a major milestone this week, after MHI Vestas announced it had successfully installed one of the project's 9.5MW turbines on its floating foundation.

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UK firm turning industrial CO2 into fish food secures €2.5m boost

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Work to scale-up production of a protein animal feed aimed at transforming the aquaculture industry has received a boost this week, with UK biotech company Deep Branch having secured €2.5m funding from the Europe Innovation Council (EIC).

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How Europe leads the green transition in ocean energy

World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions

The EU is already a leader in tidal, wave and offshore wind energy. And now green hydrogen offers huge potential to accelerate the ocean energy opportunity.

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Norwegian Group Katapult Ocean Invests in ecoSPEARS Environmental Startup With NASA Clean Water Technology

ecoSPEARS Energy Solutions Plastics & Pollution

In the selection process, Katapult Ocean screened and interviewed a pipeline with more than 1,500 startups. Since 2018, Katapult Ocean has made 32 investments in exciting ocean impact companies from all over the world (17 countries and four continents). "Few options exist when it comes to eliminating persistent and emerging contaminants in soil, sediment, and oil - a problem which has grown with industry globally. ecoSPEARS is well-positioned to become the benchmark cleantech company for green remediation," said Jonas Skattum Svegaarden, CEO of Katapult Ocean.

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How planting 70 million eelgrass seeds led to an ecosystem’s rapid recovery

Joseph Polidoro, Science News Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

In the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, scientists have observed an ecosystem from birth to full flowering.

As part of a 20-plus-years project, researchers and volunteers spread more than 70 million eelgrass seeds over plots covering more than 200 hectares, just beyond the wide expanses of salt marsh off the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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Can the ocean fix our broken food systems?

Sophie Ryan, World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

As one of the most resource-efficient protein production sectors and one of the most nutritious foods available, farmed fish has the potential to meet growing demand for food in a way that serves people and protects the planet. But can it live up to the promise, asks Sophie Ryan, chief executive officer of the Global Salmon Initiative.

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Proserv, Synaptec Developing Cable Monitoring Solution for Offshore Wind

Marine Technology News Energy Solutions

Controls technology company Proserv Controls has teamed up with power system monitoring firm Synaptec to develop a cable monitoring system for offshore wind farms.

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Macquarie and Siemens announce major energy-as-a-service joint venture

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions

Investment bank Macquarie and German tech giant Siemens have teamed up to launch a new flexible energy joint venture, Calibrant Energy, in a bid to offer comprehensive energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solutions for corporate and industrial clients as well as municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.

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UK firm Carbon8 to deploy carbon capture technology at Dutch energy plant

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions

A UK firm pioneering carbon capture storage and utilisation (CCUS) technology is set to deploy its equipment for the first time at a Dutch power plant that generates energy from waste, it announced this week.

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5 economic opportunities for a sustainable ocean economy

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

The ocean economy is one that has been overlooked by COVID-19 stimulus packages to date, write World Resources Institute experts. However, supporting the ocean economy has significant benefits, with every $1 invested returning $5.

Here are 5 ocean priorities can help its economic output and support the wider economy.

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Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans

Mark Harris Energy Solutions

Should billionaires be able to start tinkering with the climate without asking the rest of us?

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Why science and innovation are crucial for a blue recovery

WORLD OCEAN INITIATIVE Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The latest World Ocean Initiative webinar highlights recent developments in promoting ocean science, developing technological innovations and boosting financing instruments.

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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

Adrienne Murray Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed production has boomed. Between 2005 and 2015 volumes doubled, surpassing 30 million tonnes annually, reports the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Researchers Develop New, Cheap Way to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Olivia Rosane Energy Solutions

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a cheap, efficient way to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, potentially reducing the amount of new carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere.

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How four investments could accelerate a sustainable ocean economy

World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy outlines the four investments with the biggest potential to secure ocean health and wealth.

 

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Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds

Brad Plumer Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Tourism

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.

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