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Director Qed Naval and Tocardo Turbines

Leader in Renewable Energy having built up and developed businesses and driven sector change and worked with Governments in the Ocean Energy and Anaerobic Digestion industries

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Keith Murray and Jeremy Smith lobby and advise the UK Government and EU Commissioner that more predictable energy is required, and that our Oceans can deliver much of this  - as seen in the Netherlands OTP dam.  

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Matt Chester on Jul 21, 2022

Why do you think ocean energy hasn't had the ability to capture the prioritization in studying and funds as some other niche renewable sources? 

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Julian Silk on Jul 21, 2022

Magnitude of the system you need to get a comparable energy return, and the problems it would cause for wildlife, possibly shipping and tourism. Here are 2 cases:

1) The most powerful - 2 MW https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/28/worlds-most-powerful-tidal-turbine-start... and

2) Sihwa Lake in South Korea, which is discussed at https://www.hydropower.org/blog/technology-case-study-sihwa-lake-tidal-p...

But there are still the intermittency problems for Sihwa Lake and the others discussed in

https://www.power-technology.com/analysis/featuretidal-giants-the-worlds...

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