Conditions off the coast of Virginia are ideal for construction of offshore wind turbines, but scientists see a limited role for marine energy – power generated from waves, currents and tides. That’s because prevailing winds on the planet blow from west to east, creating bigger waves on the west coast of continents. Still there is some potential here, and experts say turbines can likely be placed off our shores with minimal risk to wildlife. Sandy Hausman has details.
Sandy Hausman reported from Europe with the support of an Energy and Climate Media Fellowship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation.