Thursday, July 9, 2009

Power to change: Australia's wave energy future

Source: Carnegie Corporation
"Carnegie Corporation, a world-leading wave energy developer, has joined with WWF to push the benefits of the clean technology to the Aust Govt. A joint report on the industry in Aust, released last month, said "near-shore wave energy" could supply around four times Aust's current national power needs. Western Tas and NSW's southern and central coasts were also "optimal sites for wave energy plants", the report said. Wave energy projects could create up to 3,210 jobs by 2020 and 14,380 jobs by 2050, not only for white-collar workers but for metal workers, welders, builders, divers and maintenance workers."