Backstory: Tidal Power

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Earlier this week, offshore wind farms got major financial investment from Google and Good Energies. On Backstory, we look at another way to harness the energy of the ocean: tidal power. Paul Jacobson, Ocean Energy Leader for EPRI, a non-profit electricity research company, and Michael Peterson, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine-Orono and leader of the University’s Tidal Power Initiative, join us to explain how the tides can produce electric power.


Paul Jacobson and Michael Peterson

Comments [1]

Tina Bissell from Ann Arbor

Check out Vortex Hydro Energy (, a University of Michigan start-up with a variation on the tidal idea - with NO ecological problems.

Oct. 14 2010 01:57 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.