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An International Vision for Ocean Energy (2011)

Date: October 08, 2014 at 11:47 GMT

(Article for the OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin of the International Energy Agency).


The oceans contain a huge amount of energy. Rapidly developing technologies, particularly in the fields of tidal current and wave energy conversion have gained significant attention throughout the world. More recently, a number of technologies are also being explored for energy uses other than electricity generation, such as, producing drinking water through desalination, supplying compressed air for aquaculture, and hydrogen production by electrolysis. John Huckerby, the Chair of the Executive Committee of Ocean Energy Systems talks about the state of the technology and the initiative’s efforts to make OES an authoritative voice for ocean energy. 




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