Tuesday, September 23, 2008

High Oil Costs Prompt ‘Restless Sea’ Power Progress

The ups and downs in the price of oil leave more than a few of us wondering what’s coming next and scratching our heads about “confluences” and “reinterpretations” (see post immediately below).

Fortunately, as reported in today's New York Times, research and development continues in alternatives to oil, such as the ocean energy technologies, the focus of this blog.

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) receives only passing treatment in this story compared to wave and current power, but it’s there nevertheless. Hawaii will have a role in OTEC's commercialization, so as they say, as long as they spell it right, any news about OTEC is good news.

Note: The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism invites you to participate in its energy survey, accessible at its home page.

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