By Lance Winslow
There was an interesting announcement on the Department of Energy DOE website on January 28, 2012 titled; "DOE Reports Show Major Potential for Wave and Tidal Energy Production Near U.S. Coasts, and in the press release it stated:
"The DOE released 2 US resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the total annual electricity production, further diversify the nation's energy portfolio, and provide clean, renewable energy to coastal cities and communities. These new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including conventional hydropower and wave, tidal, and other water power resources, can potentially provide 15% of our nation's electricity by 2030."
Okay so, if you are like me you are saying "no kidding" and wondering what on Earth took so long? Well, I'll tell you what;
Slow Motion Archaic Thinking
Okay so, although I am hardly into conspiracy theories, I leave that up to the late-night talk show hosts - and yet, I wonder why on Earth we are pursuing with vengeance wind and solar and not even giving a second glance at ocean wave energy - after all, more than 50% of our population lives within 20-miles of the ocean, seems like a natural to me. In fact, I'd go so far as to say, it's a great way to surf into our alternative energy future, along with clean-coal technologies, and natural gas - which can provide us an abundance of electricity for decades to come. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net
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