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Aug. 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Wellinghoff: Wave Buoys Can Be Removed To Protect The Environment

I got a chance to sit down with Federal Energy Regulatory Chairman Jon Wellinghoff (again) this week. He was in town to attend a conference on coordinating natural gas and electricity markets as more and more utilities switch from coal to natural gas. Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jon Wellinghoff, Wave energy


May 24, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

New maps seek the best places for wave energy

Is there a good place to develop wave energy in Oregon's 3-mile swath of the Pacific? Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Wave energy


April 20, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

New wave energy test site planned off Yaquina Head

After two years of discussion, leaders of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) have chosen the location for a life-size wave energy test site. Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Wave energy


Nov. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Wave energy could outproduce dams … one day

Oregon is a player in a nationwide push to produce power from waves. Next spring, Ocean Power Technologies is set to anchor a power buoy off Reedsport, and has plans to build 10-buoy wave park soon after. In Washington, the Snohomish County Public Utility District plans to install two large test turbines in Puget Sound to see if tidal energy development is feasible there. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Dams, Wave energy


Nov. 09, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon gives wave energy a $50,000 boost

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Filed under: Energy, Aquamarine Power, Wave energy


Sept. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Experiment: Will wave energy harm sea creatures?

Two super-sized coils. Each made of about 200 pounds of copper and carrying electricity in five-foot square frames. (see photo, right) Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Wave energy


Aug. 05, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Wave energy: First a license, then ... the world

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Filed under: Energy, Renewable energy, Water, Pacific Ocean, Wave energy



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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