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Can Tidal Energy Take Off?

February 7, 2013 by Celine Rottier
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The small French island of Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famous for its fast and forcefully rising tides. The famous writer Victor Hugo once claimed them to be as fast as galloping horses. Tidal energy is all about capturing this energy of the sea. While large tidal projects have been proposed for centuries, actual...[read more]

Verdant Applies to Build the United States' First Tidal Power Plant

January 5, 2011 by Nathanael Baker
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In the United States' quest to become a new energy powerhouse, marine energy has been low on the Obama Administration's cleantech priority list.  However, with ever-improving technology capable of more-efficiently capturing the power of moving water, marine energy could very well see a spike in interest from the government as...[read more]

Tidal Power - Turbines Even a Kennedy Could Love

April 6, 2008 by Tim Hurst

A narrow channel in Northern Ireland with notoriously strong marine currents is just a little closer to producing electricity with the world's first commercial-scale tidal power turbines. As was reported a couple weeks back by Maria Surma Manka at CleanTechnica, the massive structure, known as SeaGen, began its journey to the turbulent...[read more]