Testing the waters

Galbraith, Kate
August 2007
High Country News;8/20/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p8
The article discusses the use of ocean energy to provide electricity across the Western U.S. According to the author, ocean power in the area is still in its infancy stage but is already generating concerns from environmentalists and fishermen about its impact to fish and the scenery. She adds that water is 800 times denser than air and can provide 10% of national electricity demand. She explores tidal power and wave energy, which are the two main categories of ocean energy. Furthermore, the potential of ocean energy as a power resource has drawn attention for preliminary studies.


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