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Harnessing Tidal Energy in the Northwest

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Harnessing Tidal Energy in the Northwest

Picture by: NOAA Fisheries Picture taken on: May 2nd, 2011

Developing clean, renewable energy sources is of keen interest to those seeking to broaden our Nation’s renewable energy portfolio. It is also the focus of new scientific investigation in the Pacific Northwest. Of particular interest is the relationship between tidal energy technology and its interactions with the marine environment. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, together with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, is exploring this relationship and is developing a framework for important scientific investigation.