Gallery: NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

Image © Christopher R. Gray/Verdant Power, Inc.
John Miller, the executive director of the New England Marine Renewable Energy Center told the Christian Science Monitor that the application is a milestone for the off-shore energy industry. "[Verdant has] been the groundbreaker for this," said Miller. "They've conducted a tremendous number of costly studies in order to show no harmful impacts on fish." Tidal power is not the strongest type of renewable energy, but Miller notes that it can be much cheaper to develop than wind or wave power because of its close proximity to land. He adds, "The other thing about it is that it's incredibly predictable for centuries."

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  1. mph July 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    How many megawatts will this generate? How much will it cost?