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Thread #91008 Message #1729996
Posted By: Metchosin
29-Apr-06 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Agreed here too, beardedbruce. Solar as a solution for the northern foggy wet coast of BC and Alaska is a "pipe" dream, but the amount of energy generated by the massive currents and tidal bores of this coast's passages and inlets is mind boggling......and unlike the wind and bright sunshine, absolutely reliable, except at slack tide.
Perhaps keeping a few killer whales from rubbing on the turbines might prove interesting, but not insurrmountable. LOL
To my knowledge, only a very few pilot projects regarding wave motion pistons have been undertaken off the coast of BC, regarding ocean power, but that's not surprising. North America is at least 5 years behind Europe in this area.
The political "seers" of this Province, have recently lifted the long standing moritorium on drilling in the oil and gas reserves off this coast too. Unfortunately they play golf with the petro-business lobbyists, not those advocating environmentally friendly, almost limitless, alternatives. Sooo short sighted.
Petroleum going to be in short supply? Too bad. Where will Harper get Canada's supply of vaseline then.