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The Case for Significant and Sustained Ocean Renewable Funding

Published By Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC)

  • Published March 2009
  • 4 Page(s)

Responsible commercialization of ocean renewable technologies including wave, tidal, current, ocean thermal, and free-flowing fresh water, like all commercial energy technologies that are working today, requires significant federal and state support. There are 81 technologies being researched worldwide with approximately 20 technologies being investigated in the United States. The key to bringing these technologies on-line is a systematic approach to research and developmentā€”an integrated program that tests proof of concept, efficiency, survivability, environmental effects, and structural design.

 

 



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