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Canada to create one agency to oversee offshore renewable energy projects

Canada is working on new rules for regulating offshore renewable energy projects, currently a patchwork of laws and procedures that can cause friction between producers and local communities.

The federal government is working on a set of comprehensive rules for approving and monitoring offshore energy projects and a single regulatory board to oversee them.

It's reviewing similar legislation in United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United States.

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Energy symposium recharges vision for youth retention

Exceeding last year’s attendance record, almost 400 people crammed into the Dr. Carson and Marian Murray Community Centre for the opening address Sept. 22, of the symposium that will focus on the region’s fledgling renewable energy sector. In attendance were high school attendance from across the region and it was pointed out on more than one occasion the work being done now to develop these renewable energy sectors is for their futures.

“By developing green energy we believe we can keep our people right here and even bring back those in Alberta through job creation,” Cumberland County Chief Administrative Officer [CAO] and Cumberland Energy Authority President Rene Bugley said.

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Research project to study water turbulence

Black Rock Tidal Power is studying the turbulance in the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Passage.

Black Rock, in conjunction with the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University and Rockland Scientific International of Victoria, B.C., wants to measure the turbulence in the water where the company plans to deploy a tidal power renewable energy platform next year.

The deployment in Minas Passage is part of a larger international research project, InSTREAM, being conducted in conjunction with three United Kingdom partners FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, Ocean Array Systems and The European Marine Energy Centre and funded through the Offshore Energy Research Association and Innovate UK.

The objective of the InSTREAM project is to measure ocean turbulence that affects loads on turbine components and structure and that, in turn, affects the reliability and efficiency of tidal energy extraction.

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