First U.S. Tidal Power Project Launches in Maine

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    First U.S. Tidal Power Project Launches in Maine

    By Nathanael Greene, NRDC
    July 24, 2012 | Post Your Comment


    First U.S. Tidal Power Project Launches in Maine | Renewable Energy News Article

    If it doesn't hurt poor people in the wallet...Well, I can be for it.
     
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    Just wait...some tree-hugging dimwit will say it'll endanger some form of life.
     
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    Gimmick and hype..
     
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    How desparate are these greenies to avoid nuclear power??

    Enough to line the ocean floor with Cuisinarts and make tons of sushi.....

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    Imagine what the reaction would be and the height of paperwork if I wanted to install giant slashing turbines in a pristine forest somewhere...
     
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    Nuclear power is one of the alternatives. But it's chief drawback is the expense. There are many designs for generation from low velocity ocean currents. This is one without any real drawbacks.

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    Oregon gonna ride the wave of the future...
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    Oregon poised for wave energy
    Sept. 7, 2012 - The United States' first commercially licensed grid-connected wave energy device is in its final stage of testing before its launch next month in Oregon.
     
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    Pardon the pun but tidal power is a drop in the bucket.
     
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    This isn't tidal, but wave.

    Can you imagine the energy of all the oceans on earth? You think that thing you call coal is anywhere near as abundant.
     
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    There is all the energy that we need in nature. We can get it without polluting the Earth. Our technology has advanced to the point that all that is needed now is the will to cease polluting our home. Shitting in the living room is not a sign of an advanced culture.
     
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    Neither is waiting in an operating room for the wind to blow or the tide to come in..
     

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