Monday, February 4, 2008

Ocean energy

An interesting article in today's St. Pete Times reveals the efforts the state and entrepreneurs are making towards a new alternative energy through ocean turbines. According to the article "Gulf Stream Turbines Might Whirl Out Energy" by David Adams, turbines on the bottom of the ocean situated within the Gulf Stream could produce as much as a third of Florida's energy. However, the application of this idea is still some way off. Major donors, including the state of Florida, are becoming involved in research done at Sea Tech, Florida Atlantic University, and a prototype might be tested later this year to determine effect on fish populations. To read the entire article, go the the library home page. Use the drop database menu to access America's Newspapers. Choose St. Petersburg Times, and search on the title of the article.

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