Oregon Set to Make Waves
In this article, Waves of the future, the Gazette Times (3/28/06) reports on Oregon's plans for generating renewable energy from the ocean. According to the article:
Gov. Ted Kulongoski would like to see 25 percent of Oregon’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025, and on Monday he took a look at some of the technology that could help do that: Oregon State University’s work to harness the power of the ocean’s waves.If you happen to be in Oregon next week, you can learn more about the wave energy program as part of an event entitled Can Wave Power Revitalize a Community?, to be held May 5, 2006 in Reedsport, Oregon. As part of the event, representatives from the Oregon Department of Energy and Oregon State University will make presentations on how to convert ocean waves to energy. For more information on the Oregon event, contact John Hibbs at 503 336 5382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During a Monday visit to OSU, Kulongoski saw demonstrations of the university’s direct-drive prototype buoys.