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Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2007 Apr 15;365(1853):971-92.

Marine energy.

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Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7TR, UK.


Marine energy is renewable and carbon free and has the potential to make a significant contribution to energy supplies in the future. In the UK, tidal power barrages and wave energy could make the largest contribution, and tidal stream energy could make a smaller but still a useful contribution. This paper provides an overview of the current status and prospects for electrical generation from marine energy. It concludes that a realistic potential contribution to UK electricity supplies is approximately 80 TWh per year but that many years of development and investment will be required if this potential is to be realized.

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