The Pros And Cons Of Tidal Energy

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Water has been around for millions of years. The dinosaurs drank it and it is being drunk by civilization today. But, technology evolves and the demand for energy is high. There are many ways to produce the energy that people use to fuel their everyday lives whether it is powering a light bulb or to fuel up their eco-friendly electric car the need for energy is endless. For the past years the production of this energy has not have a very positive effect on the environment or on the atmosphere. The burning of coal, natural gas and oil has released deadly toxins that affect the world’s climate and the inhabitants of Earth. The environmental issues are being fixed by implementing new technology that will produce energy that meets social, economic, …show more content…
The earliest evidence of the use of the oceans’ tides for power conversion dates back to about 900 A.D.”. In 2015 tidal energy is changing thanks to innovation in technology but it still has a long journey to go before it can compete with other renewable sources such as wind energy. FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) has been perfecting this technology so that Canadians around the Atlantic region can have access to a eco-friendly energy source that will not only provide them energy but one that can have minimal damage on the aquatic eco-systems. Tidal energy works by harnessing the force of tides. This force will push a turbine which when pushed produces energy. This energy is sent to a power grid. Eventually the energy is sent to homes where people use it to power their everyday needs. For Nova Scotia’s citizen this technology will be place in the tides of the Bay of Fundy where tides are averaged to be almost 14 metres high. There are many different perspectives on tidal energy but a lot can be said about the new technology. FORCE one of the leading researching group believes that tidal energy can be a new safe and reliable energy source that is very

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