Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wave Energy Meets the Regulators

Oregon Public Broadcasting
"PORTLAND, OR 2006-08-29 The burgeoning interest in alternative energy is pushing ocean wave power closer to reality along the Northwest coast. Federal regulators are now considering three different applications to generate electricity from waves. New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies wants to anchor an array of electric generating buoys just off Reedsport, Oregon. It calls its plan the first 'utility scale' wave project in the U.S. Just to the north, Lincoln County, Oregon has claimed all of its off shore waters for a public wave energy development. And off the northwest tip of Washington, AquaEnergy Ltd. continues to pursue a pilot wave power project."