Pentland Firth tidal project sets record-breaking month for electricity generation
Turbines harnessing tidal energy in the Pentland Firth have set a world record for monthly tidal stream power production, after phase one of the MeyGen marine project produced more than 700 MWh in the month of August.
UK primed to lead Europe's £46bn wave energy market opportunity
Wave power can contribute to 10% of global electricity demand by 2050 if governments and the private sector offer financial support and political stability, with the UK primed to act as the marine energy leader.
UK tidal energy plagued by cost discrepancies, says ETI
Tidal energy is at risk of being priced-out of an increasingly cost-competitive low-carbon market in the UK, unless a successful Contract for Difference (CfD) agreement can be implemented, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has warned.
Swansea Bay: £1.3bn tidal lagoon project earns much-needed backing from Hendry Review
Plans to build the world's first tidal lagoon-based renewable energy system in Swansea Bay have today (12 January) received support from a long-awaited, Government-commissioned review assessing the viability of the project.
EU prepares £400m funding for maritime and ocean energy sectors
The European Union (EU) is set to provide around £412m to support sustainable shipbuilding and ocean energy projects across the continent.
World's first grid-connected tidal array deployed in the Shetlands
Scotland's efforts to become a fully-renewable nation received another boost this month, after a tidal array off the coast of the Shetlands Islands became the world's first to connect to the grid.
World's largest tidal stream project receives £100m investment boost
Infrastructure investor Equitix will allocate more than £100m to Scottish tidal power, after entering into a partnership agreement with leading developer Atlantis to aid the development of the world's largest tidal stream project.
Ecotricity to compete for UK's first tidal project
Ecotricity will compete to build Britain's first tidal lagoon site ahead of the Government's independent review of tidal energy in the spring.
Six renewable energy innovations primed for Government's £500m nest egg
The Government's £500m of allocated funds for green innovation could propel the UK into being a world-leader in energy generation, if the money is spent in key areas such as wave and tidal energy, low-carbon heat and energy storage.
Government to review future of tidal lagoon power
The Government will launch an independent review this spring into the feasibility of tidal lagoon energy in the UK.
Scottish wave energy projects receive Government funding
The Scottish Government initiative Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has announced the eight successful applicants that will share a £2.5m fund to advance their technologies in the build up to commercialisation.
British and Canadian firms join forces for tidal energy research
Five British firms have received grant funding from Innovate UK to develop tidal energy with Canadian businesses and universities.
Tidal energy 'fence' planned for Bristol Channel
A second tidal energy scheme could be coming to the Severn estuary as plans have been unveiled for a 30MW tidal energy fence to be constructed in the Bristol Channel.
£200m Lancashire tidal power project gathers momentum
A £200m tidal energy project in Lancashire is going ahead after the developers obtained rights to use the land.
Swansea Bay tidal power plant approved by DECC
It's official: Britain will be home to the world's first ever tidal lagoon energy project as Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has granted planning permission for a giant tidal power plant off the coast of Wales.
£25m marine power plant launched in Wales
Swedish company Minesto has been awarded a £9.5m EU grant to set up a marine power plant in North Wales.
Rudd receives warm welcome from green groups
Amber Rudd's appointment as the UK's new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is a "hopeful sign" that the new Tory Government is committed to accelerating the nation's transition to a low-carbon economy.
Offshore renewables: Political uncertainty jeopardises UK's global lead
The UK offshore renewable sector is at risk of losing its leading global position due to a lack of funding and Government policy, a new survey of industry experts has revealed.
An Office for Resource Management
The rationale for the establishment of an Office for Resource Management (ORM) is to create a policy unit responsible for driving the shift from waste to resource and towards the circular economy. The ORM would have three main areas of policy interest: resource security, efficiency and husbandry.
Plans unveiled for Cardiff's 2.8GW tidal lagoon power plant
Tidal Lagoon Power has submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping report for the Cardiff Tidal Lagoon, which would have a capacity of 1.8GW to 2.8GW.
Marine energy: Reports call for new approach to funding
Two new reports into the wave and tidal energy sectors have concluded that a unified vision and sustained financial support is needed by UK governments in order to develop fully-commercialised industries.
Carbon Trust continues marine energy investment drive with yield optimisation partnership
The Carbon Trust is working with consultancy firm Frazer-Nash to gain a better understanding of energy yield and uncertainty assessment across the wave and tidal energy industries in a bid to drive investment.
Cameron backs 'world-leading' tidal power plan
The Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed his support for a proposed tidal energy project off the coast of the Isle of Wight.