So that was a fairly long hiatus. We are working on migrating OTEC News from Blogger to our own Wordpress installation. So you are going to see a few rough edges around here for a while. Don’t hesitate to send us stories at email@example.com Thanks!
We use some tools from Google to run OTEC News. Google announce the other day that they are going to stop supplying some of the tools we have been using to run OTEC News from 1 May 2010. This means that we will have to move it to another system. This is not a huge issue, if it wasn’t for the fact that we are working all hours of the day already. So OTEC News… Continue reading
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If you are using the OTEC News subscription services then you will have missed the latest post about the Hawaii Governor press release. We are in the middle of migrating our mail server infrastructure. You will find that the new subscription list sits at GreenOcean instead of Zezame, Inc. where we had it previously. Thanks to the Zezame people for letting us user their server as long as we did.
David Levrat tells us that the French president-elect Sarkozy mentions OTEC in a recent interview with Mer et Marine.
“La mer tropicale est également une source majeure d’énergies renouvelables, malheureusement inexploitée aujourd’hui. Leur développement passe par une recherche appliquée pertinente sur l’éolien offshore, sur l’hydrolien et surtout sur l’énergie thermique des mers, actuellement ignorée.”
English translation: “Tropical sea is also a major source of renewable energies, unfortunately not harvested today. Their development requires applied research… Continue reading
The UK newspaper the Guardian has an article about Giant wind turbines based on a seed, and desalination plant that mimics a beetle which mentions both the Seawater Greenhouse and the Grimshaw/Paton theatre desalination plant.
Andrew McKillop, a person not known for mincing his words, writes about why he thinks the Kyoto treaty market-only mechanisms will fail to reach the set targets for reducing greenhouse gases and what we should do instead. McKillop also mentions OTEC as one of the “almost totally ignored large-potential renewable energy resources“.
The observant may notice that we have changed name. We have changed name from OTECnews to OTEC News. Why such a minor change? An important part of the traffic to the site is driven by search engines. Having a web page title and a first line which includes the search term significantly improves the score in a number of search engines, so therefore the change. Also we have noted that a number of people… Continue reading