Wave Energy http://nwpr.org en Floating Offshore Wind Farm Gets A Green Light http://nwpr.org/post/floating-offshore-wind-farm-gets-green-light <p>A proposal to build a floating wind farm off the coast of Southern Oregon took a step forward Wednesday. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Gov. John Kitzhaber&nbsp;announced that a Seattle developer is now free to submit plans for the project.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:02:19 +0000 Cassandra Profita 41072 at http://nwpr.org Floating Offshore Wind Farm Gets A Green Light Oregon Adds Wave And Offshore Wind Zones To Its Sea Plan http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-adds-wave-and-offshore-wind-zones-its-sea-plan <p>Oregon adopted new zoning rules for its territorial sea yesterday. The rules set aside about 2 percent of the Oregon coast for wave and offshore wind energy. Amelia Templeton from our EarthFix team reports the decision was not welcomed by some Dungeness crab fisherman.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:38:51 +0000 Amelia Templeton 21828 at http://nwpr.org Poll Shows Strong Support For Wave Energy On Oregon Coast http://nwpr.org/post/poll-shows-strong-support-wave-energy-oregon-coast <p>Residents along the Oregon Coast are big supporters of wave energy, according to survey results released today. Developers have identified Oregon as one of the best places in the United States to install wave energy buoys.</p><p>The survey asked coastal 400 residents, from Tillamook to Brookings, what they thought of building new infrastructure in the ocean to capture energy from waves. 78 percent said they supported more development. Support dropped to 61 percent when people were asked about development in their communities.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:24:41 +0000 Amelia Templeton 15906 at http://nwpr.org Grant Funds Largest Wave Research Site In US http://nwpr.org/post/grant-funds-largest-wave-research-site-us Oregon will soon be home to the first large-scale wave research site in the United States. A $4 million grant from the Department of Energy is helping fund the facility. <p> The project will be connected to the electrical grid on-shore so that researchers can test how much power the buoys convert into electricity. Belinda Batten is with Oregon State University and will direct the facility. She says the project will help developers make wave energy more commercially available with large-scale technology. <p> Batten: “In order to test those devices, we have to connect to the grid. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:04:02 +0000 Courtney Flatt 15869 at http://nwpr.org