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Policy for tidal energy

Abstract

The potential of tidal energy for the United Kingdom should be reassessed, it is argued, and some of its advantages are cited. The technology for its development is available and proven; experience suggests that the capital works will have an indefinite life, with only the turbine blades needing to be replaced occasionally. It is a source of water power, and can be regulated to generate when required, on a flexible basis and only by day if so desired; this compares favorably with the relatively unpredictable nature of the other sources. It can be made to complement directly, and so to improve the performance of the coal and nuclear sources at a scale readily possible from a proportionately small installed capacity. The fuel is free. Present indications unquestionably suggest that it will be timely to reassess this source as part of the present energy review, so that its potential may be realized when needed after 1990. It is especially significant that the environmental effects of the necessary works appear to be comparatively small whereas the industrial and social rewards, so far not financially quantified, could be appreciable. The disadvantages that have been expressed are cited, but the author counters the attack  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-02-039714; EPA-; EDB-77-093581
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mar. Policy; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 1:1
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; TIDAL POWER; ENERGY POLICY; TIDAL POWER PLANTS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; UNITED KINGDOM; PUMPED STORAGE; AVAILABILITY; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; INDUSTRY; PUMPED STORAGE POWER PLANTS; SOCIAL IMPACT; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY STORAGE; EUROPE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; POWER PLANTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; STORAGE; 299003* - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation- Other- (-1989); 160000 - Tidal & Wave Power
OSTI ID:
7113289
Research Organizations:
Univ. of Bristol, Eng.
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: MAPOD
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 61-69
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Shaw, T L. Policy for tidal energy. United Kingdom: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.1016/0308-597X(77)90009-4.
Shaw, T L. Policy for tidal energy. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0308-597X(77)90009-4.
Shaw, T L. 1977. "Policy for tidal energy." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0308-597X(77)90009-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0308-597X(77)90009-4.
@misc{etde_7113289,
title = {Policy for tidal energy}
author = {Shaw, T L}
abstractNote = {The potential of tidal energy for the United Kingdom should be reassessed, it is argued, and some of its advantages are cited. The technology for its development is available and proven; experience suggests that the capital works will have an indefinite life, with only the turbine blades needing to be replaced occasionally. It is a source of water power, and can be regulated to generate when required, on a flexible basis and only by day if so desired; this compares favorably with the relatively unpredictable nature of the other sources. It can be made to complement directly, and so to improve the performance of the coal and nuclear sources at a scale readily possible from a proportionately small installed capacity. The fuel is free. Present indications unquestionably suggest that it will be timely to reassess this source as part of the present energy review, so that its potential may be realized when needed after 1990. It is especially significant that the environmental effects of the necessary works appear to be comparatively small whereas the industrial and social rewards, so far not financially quantified, could be appreciable. The disadvantages that have been expressed are cited, but the author counters the attack on them. (MCW)}
doi = {10.1016/0308-597X(77)90009-4}
journal = {Mar. Policy; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {1:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1977}
month = {Jan}
}