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Hands Across the Sand: Coming to a Beach Near You!

June 19 2012

Hands Across the Sand: Coming to a Beach Near You!

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Do you want to see our coasts protected from offshore drilling? Then sign up to participate in Hands Across the Sand on August 4, 2012!

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Atlantic Coast: Seismic Surveys Proposed for Energy Exploration

May 10 2012

Atlantic Coast: Seismic Surveys Proposed for Energy Exploration

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The federal government has proposed seismic surveys off the South and Mid-Atlantic coasts to assess potential oil & gas resources. Check out our Not the Answer page for information on how to take action by the May 30 comment deadline!

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Surfrider Comments on 5 Year Offshore Drilling Plan

January 12 2012

Surfrider Comments on 5 Year Offshore Drilling Plan

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Surfrider recently submitted comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on the Draft 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Programmatic EIS

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Public Meetings on San Onofre Ocean Energy Project: Jan 24 in Dana Point

January 05 2012

Public Meetings on San Onofre Ocean Energy Project: Jan 24 in Dana Point

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Public meetings on the San Onofre Ocean Energy Project are scheduled for January 24 in Dana Point. The proposed project would utilize Ocean Wave Electricity Generation (OWEG) units to convert the energy from ocean waves into electrical power.

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If You’re Not at the Table You’re On the Menu

December 13 2011

If You’re Not at the Table You’re On the Menu

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Why are some wave energy projects moving forward while others stall? In this short film by Robin Yeager, participants in the Reedsport, Oregon OPT Wave Energy Project discuss the benefits of collaboration in advancing the first commercial-scale project in the United States. A must see for anyone interested in the…

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Renewable Ocean Energy Heats Up

November 01 2011

Renewable Ocean Energy Heats Up

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The pace of proposed projects for offshore renewable ocean energy (wind, wave and tidal) is heating up. A large area off Virginia's coast is being considered for wind power development and a joint venture between two renewable-energy firms plans to build one of the first testing facilities for offshore wind…

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Ocean Energy Interview with Kurt Grossman of Genergy

September 06 2011

Ocean Energy Interview with Kurt Grossman of Genergy

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The Surfrider Foundation is striving to support clean, renewable, low-impact sources of energy. As part of that effort, we are sharing stories about members who are actively working to develop low impact renewable ocean energy projects. We kick of the series with an interview with Kurt Grossman, the CTO &…

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Congress Opens Our Coasts for Drilling

May 12 2011

Congress Opens Our Coasts for Drilling

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The House of Representatives today passed HR 1231 "Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act", the third in a trio of bills that would accelerate and expand offshore drilling in the United States. More than ever, now is a critical time to call your senator to ask him/ her to support…

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Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies in New Jersey

April 29 2011

Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies in New Jersey

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Office of Science recently collected baseline ecological/natural resource data for baseline studies in waters off New Jersey’s coast to determine the current distribution and usage of this area by ecological resources. The scope of work included the collection of data on the distribution,…

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Site off Newport, Oregon Chosen for Wave Energy Test Facility

April 25 2011

Site off Newport, Oregon Chosen for Wave Energy Test Facility

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A one-square-mile site off the coast near Newport has been selected for a new wave energy test program, the first of its kind in the United States and the closest one this side of Scotland. The siting decision was announced Wednesday by officials from the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy…

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Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference

April 15 2011

Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference

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On April 28th-29th, the fourth annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. This conference will explore how to create a more sustainable energy future with a diverse power generation portfolio including marine renewable energy technologies.

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Tidal Power Testing in Washington

April 14 2011

Tidal Power Testing in Washington

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This spring, the Snohomish Public Utility District in Washington will submit its final license application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to install two test turbines on the bottom of Admiralty Inlet. The turbines would look like large “donut-shaped” rings, spanning 33 feet across, positioned several feet above the…

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Tidal Energy Being Studied in Alaska

March 30 2011

Tidal Energy Being Studied in Alaska

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Ocean Renewable Power, a company which has conducted a pilot project in Maine and developed much of their technology there, is now evaluating the prospects of using tides in the Cook Inlet area of Alaska to spin a turbine to generate electricity. The company just received a permit to begin…

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March 18 2011

Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Bill Introduced in Senate

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March 11 2011

Oregon at the Epicenter of Wave Energy Research and Development

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February 14 2011

Another Type of Renewable Ocean Energy

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San Onofre Ocean Energy Project

February 14 2011

San Onofre Ocean Energy Project

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JD Products is seeking public comments on their proposal to install a renewable ocean energy project off San Onofre State Park. The Surfrider Foundation's South Orange County Chapter is following the project closely.

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February 11 2011

DOE and DOI Unveil Offshore Wind Energy Strategic Plan

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January 07 2011

Tidal Energy Project Moves Forward in New York

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December 15 2010

Assessing the Environmental Effects of Tidal Turbines

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