Ocean and Wave Energy

 

How (Wave) Hydrokinetic Energy Works

(Union of Concerned Scientists)

"Waves crashing on the beach and rivers rushing through a sloping valley are forces of nature. The power of moving water is obvious to anyone who has stood amidst breaking waves or struggled to swim against a river’s current. New technologies can enable us to harness the might of moving water to help light our homes and keep our ice cream cold in the freezer without building new dams that can have major impacts on wildlife and water quality."

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Links:

Ocean Energy Council

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Picture credit: Surfers at Mavericks, a world-renowned big wave break a half mile off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California;