The Fundy tidal power demonstration project in Nova Scotia was given the green light by Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister. The marine demonstration site will consist of three underwater berths for turbines located in the Minas Passage, near Parrsboro, home of the highest tides in the world. The project will set up $10-million research facility to test underwater turbines to convert tidal energy into electricity. The project has passed environmental assessment and will be subject to strict conditions to protect the environment.
I think tidal power is a vastly untapped source of renewable energy that holds potential for countries with ocean shore geographies. We’ll be watching projects like this closely.