ORE – Ocean renewable energy

A study by CSIRO has found that the waves in the ocean could supply about 10 per cent of Australia’s electricity by 2050. This is equivalent to powering a city the size of Melbourne.

CSIRO oceanographers, economists and engineers have analyzed the potential of ocean energy in Australia. The study found that wave energy could supply about 10 per cent of Australia’s energy by 2050, but there are many factors that will determine its place in Australia’s future energy mix

According to the CSIRO, there are many economic, technological, environmental and societal factors that will determine ocean energy’s place in Australia’s future energy mix, and more demonstration activity and research is required in the sector.

Ocean renewable energy: 2015–50 (summary here) was a CSIRO-led review by the Wealth from Oceans and Energy Transformed Flagships, and includes an analysis of the resource, technologies and future projections.

Listen here for a MP3 – 8min podcast

Beats fracking for coal seam gas 😉

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