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Equinor Wins New York Offshore Wind Bid

Equinor’s Empire Wind project will help bring renewable energy to New York City while spurring statewide economic development opportunities. The project is expected to create approximately 800 local jobs during construction and operation, including through the creation of locally manufactured turbine foundations in New York’s capital region. More broadly, Equinor is committed to developing the nation’s first offshore wind supply

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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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Norwegian Company Wins US Offshore Wind Contract

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the U.S. government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore Massachusetts. Equinor will now have the opportunity to explore the potential development of offshore wind farms to provide the region with a significant, long-term source of renewable electricity. The new lease, located south of Massachusetts

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Wave Energy Converter and Smart Subsea Hub Installed

Finnish wave energy developer Wello Oy launched the next iteration of their Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) into the water in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the CEFOW (Clean Energy From Ocean Waves) project. The Penguin WEC2 will be towed to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where it will be deployed alongside Wello’s original Penguin WEC.

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Fuel Cell Power System for Ships Offers Megawatt-Scale Clean Energy

A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM) that convert chemical energy from hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical reaction. They involve no combustion, converting fuel directly to electricity, heat and clean water. With the use of renewables to produce the hydrogen, the entire energy

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UN Makes a Business Plan for Sustainable Ocean Management

The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquarters in New York. The three-year program convenes leaders in ocean industries along with the UN, world governments, academia and civil society to work toward the sustainable use of the oceans. Lloyd’s Register, which has joined as a founding member of

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