Monday, November 20, 2006

This Idea Might Be All Wet...

AP Reports that a pilot project to generate electricity from underwater tidal flows beneath the Golden Gate bridge could take place as soon as 2009. According to the write-up, several sites are being considered but the Golden Gate is ideally suited:

"but ideal sites must be close to a power grid and have large amounts of fast-moving water with enough room to build on the sea floor while staying clear of boat traffic."

This has "boondoggle" written all over it.

News briefs from around California [San Jose Mercury News-]