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Underwater Ocean Turbines: A New Spin on Clean Energy? By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer/August 05, 2014/ DO YOU WANT THIS?

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?'Janca plans to build a production-scale turbine with a 100-foot (30 meters) wingspan (and ultimately, much larger ones). Janca estimates that one of these turbines could generate 13.5 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 13,500 high-use..houses' ?

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Ruth R (246)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 11:31 am
We use to use tidal energy along the sides of bays and under parts of the bridges -- so the ecosystems were not destroyed -- so i am told. Do we as people want to keep building giant energy producing plants that require power lines, and other means to transport that energy?
Do we as people want to keep interfering with the natural processes of the earth?

With low-cost energy available through some places -- for a house, business -- right on the premises -- do we need to keep having power plants? power lines? everywhere?

Please would we have some people stand up -- by putting a little energy at the location - a solar panel, a wood wind turbine, or a clean energy source of your choice, (or the choice to use no energy)?

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:09 pm
While i am not stopping these people, i am stating that the desire for these giant energy plants -- is that needed? OR will people grow their energy at home?

Terry H (15)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 1:55 pm
All very good points Ruth. Better to scale things down and decentralise than invest in massive infrastructure projects.

Freya H (357)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 3:59 pm
Hell yes, let's tap all the renewable resources we can! I'm glad that the people working on this project at least spared some thought to avoiding harm to marine life. We can't prevent all damage, but we can at least minimize it.

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Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:05 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 1:14 pm
Noted, thanks.

Roger G (154)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 2:16 pm
noted, thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 5:46 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Ruth. I find this very interesting. Will share.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 7:27 pm
Noted. I am concern about the dangers to sea life.

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 8:31 pm
I'm all for it

rita uljee (1)
Friday August 8, 2014, 1:03 am
again this will mean harm to marinelife so no do not go that way pleas.
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