Coastal Blog — Ocean Energy
June 19 2012
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!
May 10 2012
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!
January 12 2012
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
January 05 2012
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.
December 13 2011
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…
November 01 2011
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…
September 06 2011
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 &…
May 12 2011
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…
April 29 2011
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,…
April 25 2011
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…
April 15 2011
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.
April 14 2011
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…
March 30 2011
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…
March 18 2011
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February 14 2011
February 14 2011
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.
February 11 2011
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