Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Underwater Turbines.

Last year we panned the idea of using underwater turbines in San Francisco bay to generate electricity-- tidal energy. Well now a pilot project is officially on the table.

The AP write-up notes that there are a lot of hurdles to clear-- commercial marine traffic, impact on marine life, and the need to get permits from about two dozen agencies that have jurisdiction over the bay.

Regardless, that didn't stop PG&E from ponying up$1.5 million for the study. (I wonder if they wrote that check before the San Francisco Supes voted to dump them??)

Stay tuned...

San Francisco seeks energy from tides beneath Golden Gate Bridge [Associated Press]