Could wave power be the next boom in renewable energy?

This article discusses whether wave power could be the next boom in renewable energy. Several devices that generate electricity from the movement of waves are about to begin large-scale testing in Hawaii.

Wave power, which captures electricity generated by the movement of ocean waves, is a resource that could supply 10% of the world’s electricity needs, says John McCarthy, CEO of Ocean Energy, the Ireland-based company testing the first device, the 826-ton, 125-foot-long Ocean Buoy. That resource “is as yet untapped,” he says. “There’s a lot of commercial potential, and obviously, greenhouse gas benefits and climate action benefits from using that source of energy.”

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