US government gets serious about wave energy

Could this be what wave energy needs? The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to hold a competition for a “National Wave Energy Converter Prize.” What shape the contest will take remains undecided, and it’s even possible the idea could be abandoned.

Wave energy converter wins Dyson award

There are a seemingly endless number of variations on the wave energy converter theme, but not all of them can claim to be a James Dyson Award winner. Sam Etherington’s can.

Wave energy moves forward in Oregon

Wave energy backers in Oregon – who hope to see the state become the center for the technology’s development in the US – were celebrating on Friday.

Could sea floor carpeting help harvest wave energy?


Carpet is usually something you try NOT to get wet. Dirt is a rug's worst enemy, and when you add moisture of any kind, it becomes a permanent stain faster than you can say "my name is Mud." 



Department of Energy tests wave power tech

A relatively modest grant of $500,000 is being made available by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to test a wave power project for a year.

Oregon gets serious about wave energy

The wave-power project unfolding in Oregon has a new big-name player.

Hurricane Irene didn’t kill wave energy

With all the damage and destruction wrought by Hurricane Irene recently, one can't help but wonder from a green technology perspective how all of those clean energy installations in the storm’s wake fared.