In order for America to gain the willingness to support renewable energy, it needs to demonstrate that it is more efficient then our current resources.
“Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.” my own definition of renewable energy is energy that can be used over and over again without dying off.
(Non Renewable Natural Resources: How Much Is Left, Environmental Thinker) China alone consumes nearly as much coal as the combined usage of coal from the rest of the world....
Total global investment in renewable power and fuels (including small hydro-electric projects) was $244 billion in 2012, more than doubled the amount since 2006 ($100 billion).
This research paper confronts this question with a balanced view attempting to address the issue of what sources might provide energy in the future and come to an objective conclusion.
To help ensure Nova Scotia and Canada will benefit from a sustainable marine renewable energy industry over the longer term, research has been commissioned by the Department of Energy through the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) to identify a suite of applicable funding and financial support mechanisms used in different jurisdictions around the world, recommend a combination that may be suitable for the Nova Scotia context, and present the local entities that could administer such funding and financial supports for local tidal energy development. Work has also been underway on Environmental Effects Monitoring at the FORCE site that studies five major subject areas: fish, marine mammals, lobster, marine noise and seabirds. Various funding programs at OERA, such as their directed research, open calls and student research travel program, enables significant R&D to support the emerging tidal industry.
OFFSHORE ENERGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (OERA)
Nova Scotia’s support for the demonstration of in-stream tidal energy technologies has attracted companies to the Bay of Fundy from around the world. Preparations to demonstrate tidal devices at five berths at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) are underway in response to government legislation, investment in FORCE, feed-in tariffs, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada grants. Any risks government can reduce through financial support, infrastructure investment, and clear policy and regulations will help incubate a sustainable industry, including the economic opportunities that come from technology innovation and supply chain expertise.
This essay presents the concept of energy by discussing the two major types of energy, the various forms it could take, including renewable sources of energy, energy conservation and above all it talks about the safest and cleanest alternatives....
WCWI researchers continue to work closely with colleagues at Sandia National Labs, the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab. The relationship revolve around the development of novel wave propagation codes to allow for the implementation of WEC farms within SWAN, to plan for future wave and tidal current measurement nodes along the western seaboard of North America and best practices in wave propagation modelling and resource characterisation respectively.
It allows the user to easily find Canada’s renewable energy resource potential for various resources, including wind, solar, river hydrokinetic, tidal, reservoir hydro and wave energy.
Renewable energy is good for all aspects of the U.S, providing jobs, economical growth, environmental cleanliness, and new research for improving energy efficiency....
The map allows the user to find clean energy test centres and government directed research, development and demonstration projects in emerging technologies.
BRITISH COLUMBIA MARINE ENERGY RESOURCE ATLAS AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
National Research Council (NRC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are collaborating to develop an interactive, publically available Marine Energy Resource Atlas. The atlas will provide information on wave, tidal and river hydrokinetic resources, combined with other relative socio-economic datasets. This atlas will be available to stakeholders as a decision support system in identifying and evaluating sites for prospective development. This project will also be used to estimate the potential future market penetration for marine renewables in the Province of British Columbia (BC). BC has been selected as a pilot location to develop the Atlas, and the resources will include tidal, wave and river hydrokinetic energy.