Blue energy is attracting more and more attention. Promising technologies are developing, using ocean currents and tides. Hope is high because blue energy could meet 10% of electricity demand in the EU by 2050.
Indeed, ocean energy offers many advantages:
Several blue energy projects are supported by Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation. These projects have been assessed by the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), the European Commission’s primary source of results from the projects funded by Horizon 2020. CORDIS’ Results Pack on blue energy projects finds these technologies reliable and robust.
To illustrate these blue projects, the FloTEC project completed the first commercial floating tidal turbine demonstrator, the O2. It has the power to meet the electricity needs of over 1 700 homes in the United Kingdom.
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