Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Future of Energy?

Now, this is exciting:

Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists :

A revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim.

The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot - about one mile an hour - meaning it could operate on most waterways and sea beds around the globe.

Existing technologies which use water power, relying on the action of waves, tides or faster currents created by dams, are far more limited in where they can be used, and also cause greater obstructions when they are built in rivers or the sea. Turbines and water mills need an average current of five or six knots to operate efficiently, while most of the earth's currents are slower than three knots...

This is something worth looking at.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Jen said...

I'm predicting that 'scientists' who have been routinely hush hushed or commissioned to do bogus research for corporate america are about to drive investment and a whole new era of business innovation...

December 05, 2008 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, green will equal GREEN, as in profit

December 05, 2008 8:57 AM  
Blogger Meander said...

Only Republicans would think that there is no money in renewable energy.

December 05, 2008 9:09 AM  

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