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Ocean Power

Innovative Seaside Power Plant Runs Hot and Cold

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green

The latest idea to emerge from Hawaii's pioneering alternative energy scene is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), a process that produces electricity by using the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface waters of tropical areas and the much colder deep water below.

Wave Power in Every Direction

XPRIZE | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green

A test project off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii is using a special buoy to collect wave power and turn it into electricity. While the idea isn't new, this is the first time that such a buoy has been connected to the grid and is actually producing usable power.

Small Pacific Island Turning To Waves For Electricity

Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Kosrae, one of the four Federated States of Micronesia out in the western Pacific, is aiming to get nearly all of ...

A Green Future For Ireland's Oceans?

AOL Energy | Shifra Mincer | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

Ireland's waters are famous for their crashing waves and as the country looks for ways to meet its renewable energy standard of 16% by 2020, these wav...

Google Sets Your Data Adrift?

Nancy Edwards Cronin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Edwards Cronin

The article also notes that Wiehl speaks to Google's efforts to generate renewable energy, and mentions their investments in wind, thermal solar and geothermal energy.