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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:40 PM

Wave power:


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:47 PM

1. It would be interesting to know

how it works, power output, cost to build, what it's made of, life expectancy, and environmental impact.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:00 PM

2. Yes because they could go almost anywhere on the coast. I'd like to hear more.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:27 PM

3. Quebec Province started using wave generation years ago.

The US could do the same thing.

But the fossil fuel and nuclear industries would oppose this.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:44 PM

4. Did not know that. Interesting.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:48 PM

5. They were testing it years ago.

I do not know how much power is produced, but the St Laurence river area has very strong tides.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:54 PM

6. Those are tides. There are just ocean waves, the up and down, that are being harnessed.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:59 PM

8. And when the tide comes in, the river moves up and down with the wave action.

They were testing units in the St Laurence and as the tide rose, the units moved vertically.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:01 PM

10. Wow! I must have been under a rock. Good for Quebec. They are often

way ahead of the game in canada.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:07 PM

11. But if we talked about HydroQuebec nationalizing the private energy suppliers

in the 1940s, many would call that creeping socialism.

Canada is showing the way in many areas.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:13 PM

12. Yes. Quebec does so many things right. The dams do cause a huge methane

release when they flood such vast areas, but after a generation they are not bad for the environment.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:56 PM

7. The US government poured money into

all things nuclear, including generation of electricity. These alternatives may get grants here and there but it is nothing like what other sources of energy have been given by our government.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:00 PM

9. Yes. It is terrible they are subsidizing fossil fuel.

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