Federal Government Funds Tidal Energy

The turbine bieng used in the Bay of Fundy tidal energy project

“Canada’s federal government has allocated $1 million for further research into tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy, which has the capability to generate significant power through its massive tides. Our government’s commitment to clean technology allows our country’s continued leadership in the sector and facilitates further growth in the sector! Combined with renewable technologies being employed across the country and our extensive use of hydroelectricity, these projects bring us closer and closer to complete energy sustainability!

Marcus Deans, CleanTech Academy Graduate & WEtech Alliance Intern

Via CBC – July 8, 2017

The federal government will bolster a project aimed at addressing challenges in harnessing the crushing tides of the Bay of Fundy and beyond to create renewable energy, Canada’s natural resources minister said Thursday.

Jim Carr said the federal government will contribute $1 million to the project led by the Offshore Energy Research Association, which will look at current knowledge gaps in tidal power.

“Few countries in the world have the advantages we do when it comes to tidal power. Bordered by three oceans and with the longest coastline of any nation, Canada understands the potential of tides as a source of electricity,” Carr said during a news conference at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, N.S.

“Canada is a leader in tidal power technology, but for all of our expertise, there are still gaps in our knowledge — still unanswered questions — that we have to fill and to answer.”

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