The U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office Powering the Blue Economy™ initiative is a meaningful first step toward protecting, understanding, and leveraging the immense power and promise of the oceans to help us achieve our collective economic, social, and environmental goals. Collaboration and engagement are central to efforts supporting communities and marine life while sustainably providing power to the blue economy.

June 15, 2021

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National Ocean Month 2021: Sustaining Our Watery World

WPTO is working harder to protect, understand, and leverage the immense power and promise of the ocean.

June 8, 2021

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The Ripple Effect of Water Power Changemakers

Nontraditional thinking empowers today's marine industry disrupters.

May 20, 2021

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DOE Announces the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Contenders

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced the 17 teams chosen to participate in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition: Powering the Blue Economy™.

April 30, 2021

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2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competitors Help Chart the Blue Economy Course

EERE announced the winning teams at the MECC award ceremony on April 29.