Title

During the last few months, three tidal energy-related proposals have surfaced i

Authors

Whit Richardson

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-29-2006

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

During the last few months, three tidal energy-related proposals have surfaced in Maine. One, a feasibility study funded in part by the Maine Technology Institute, targeted Eastport as a prime site for a tidal-energy field test. Last month, Maine Tidal Energy Co. applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval to study the Penobscot, Kennebec and Piscataqua Rivers for potential tidal energy development. Also last month, an employee at the Cutler Naval Base applied to FERC for approval to study Little Machias Bay for another potential energy project. Significant advances in the field of tidal science mean that tidal electricity could be competitive with electricity produced from burning fossil fuels or from other renewable resources. With comments by Beth Nagusky, director of the State Office of Energy Independence.

Subjects

Tidal power, Maine Tidal Energy Co

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