Energy trade association RenewableUK calls the UK “the undisputed global leader in marine energy.”
If plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay go ahead, that claim will be reinforced. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay would be the world’s first man-made energy-generating lagoon and could power over 155,000 homes.
Renewable energy is, of course, an area of huge importance and growth. A 2011 study by researchers at University of California-Davis and Stanford University suggests that the world could be powered completely by clean energy within 20-40 years.
Of the renewable options available, tidal is particularly intriguing. Renewable UK says wave and tidal energy could produce around 20 percent of the UK’s current electricity needs, and that the ongoing reduction in its technology costs will make it increasingly viable from a commercial perspective.
location for tidal power generation. The proposal would see a 9.5 km (6 mi) lagoon wall constructed, halfway round which would be a 550 m (1,804 ft) turbine housing. The turbine housing would provide a means of allowing water to flow in and out of the lagoon as the tide rises and falls. Up to 26 turbines would be contained in the housing and would be driven with the flow of water in and out of the lagoon.
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- As tidal power firms ebb, Fisheries minister strikes task force to smooth regulationon May 26, 2023 at 9:47 pm
Following meetings Tuesday with representatives from the tidal-power industry, federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray said government officials and the private sector would make recommendations ...
- Senate Approves Wave and Tidal Renewable Energy Billon May 25, 2023 at 8:58 pm
The Senate today unanimously approved a bill that aims to put California on the path to developing a new source of clean, renewable energy that will h ...
- Tapping the power of the sea: Company to begin testing tidal systems againon May 25, 2023 at 11:01 am
After being dormant in its tidal power operations in the Cobscook Bay area for a decade, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is gearing up to again begin testing commercially viable turbine generator ...
- Another tidal energy project fails in Nova Scotiaon May 24, 2023 at 10:10 am
After Sustainable Marine Energy announced that it was scrapping its project, questions remain about how tidal energy can move forward in the province.
- Proposed UK tidal barrage faces criticism from environmentalists and wildlife groupson May 23, 2023 at 3:31 am
A tidal barrage proposed to be built on the southeastern coast of the UK has been met with concern from ecological groups.
- On an island north of Scotland, tidal power is providing juice for electric vehicleson May 21, 2023 at 7:41 pm
The waters around Scotland are home to a number of interesting projects focused on tidal power. While there is excitement surrounding the potential of marine energy, its current footprint remains ...
- As tidal-power firms ebb, Fisheries minister strikes task force to clarify regulationon May 16, 2023 at 2:46 pm
Turbines to create power in the Bay of Fundy are shown in a handout photo.The federal fisheries minister is creating a task force with industry and government members to smooth the regulation of Bay ...
- As tidal-power firms ebb, Fisheries minister strikes task force to clarify regulationon May 16, 2023 at 2:04 pm
Following meetings Tuesday with representatives from the tidal-power industry, federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray said government officials and the private sector would make recommendations on ...
- As tidal power firms ebb, Fisheries minister strikes task force to smooth regulationon May 16, 2023 at 12:59 pm
6:29 Sustainable Marine delivers first floating tidal power to Nova Scotia grid The federal government is creating a task force to clarify regulations for projects attempting to harness the tidal ...
- As tidal-power firms ebb, Fisheries minister strikes task force to clarify regulationon May 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm
HALIFAX — The federal government is creating a task force to clarify regulations for projects attempting to harness the tidal energy of the Bay of Fundy, after a key player sought bankruptcy ...
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