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The Portland Business Journal reports… A wave energy amendment sponsored by an Oregon Congressional rep has passed through the House. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Portland Democrat, was one of a handful of leaders looking to boost wave energy research funding by $9 million. The amendment looks to restore some of the $20 million from the […]

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The Oregon Coast Daily News is one outlet helping to circulate these good tidings… The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its next step toward issuing a lease to NNMREC of federal waters off Oregon for hydrokinetic device testing! BOEM has exclusive jurisdiction to issue leases, easements, and rights-of-way regarding hydrokinetic projects around […]

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A local newspaper, the Lincoln County Dispatch, has published an excellent wrap-up of NNMREC’s past and future (projected) as it was explained by NNMREC Director Belinda Batten (pictured below) to a public open-house last Thursday in Newport, Oregon. We did notice that Reporter Larry Coonrod was asking Belinda a lot of questions! Anyone who missed […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the upcoming installation of five Siemens six-megawatt direct-drive wind turbines off Oregon’s coast, by Principle Power. Environmental characterization of the “WindFloat” site was assisted by NNMREC’s Brian Polagye, Rob Suryan and Sarah Henkel, while NNMREC’s Jim Thomson will support characterization of waves and currents as they pertain to […]

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