I had linked to a couple of articles previously on some tidal power projects overseas. Here’s a new one from MSNBC.com – the technology is being compared to wind power 20 years ago – lots more work needs to be done.
“Maine has five preliminary proposals from the Piscataqua River that divides Maine and New Hampshire to the Western Passage that divides Maine and Canada’s New Brunswick. In between, there are proposals for the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. A fifth proposal calls for a different kind of tidal project using a dam in coastal waters off Cutler.
So far, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received 21 preliminary permit applications for tidal power projects, said spokeswoman Celeste Miller. Ten have been granted and the others are pending, Miller said. “