Sunday, March 11, 2007

Water Power

Energy from the sea? "Anyone who has ever been slammed to the sand by a wave can attest that the ocean packs tremendous power," writes Adrian Uribarri in the LAT. Indeed.
"In a world addicted to fossil fuel, turning waves into watts might seem far-fetched. But as the U.S. and other countries look for alternative [sources of energy] and try to curb global warming, ocean power gradually is joining the ranks of wind and solar power as a source of renewable energy."

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric company joined a growing list of worldwide organizations experimenting with sea power, "a non-polluting but expensive and mostly untested way to take energy from the ocean." [more]
photo Sean Davey for Tidelines