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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Calls for More Government Support for Australia Wave Energy Project

This article,
Wave technology at risk of being swept away, ALP warns
(5/4/05) reports that the Australian Federal Opposition has warned the technology behind the wave energy plant at Port Kembla on the New South Wales south coast could move out of the country unless it receives more Government support.


  • At 9:13 PM, Blogger Ben Gatti said…

    May I suggest that the exclusively mechanical modes of renewable energy (Wind, Wave, OTEC, Solar Tower) are immune from national monopolization and expatriation.

    The electricity or fresh water produced must be consumed fairly close to the natural resource - where it will invariably benefit the people of the region.

    (The real concern is that Australia will lose a technology export - but the Nation is not a major investor in the technology and so has little claim to a loss.)

    Aside from which the invention (WaveGen) is the parabolic reflection of wave phenomena - hardly the scientific breakthrough of the century.



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