Rivers flowing into the sea offer vast potential as electricity source

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 14:30 in Earth & Climate

A new genre of electric power-generating stations could supply electricity for more than a half billion people by tapping just one-tenth of the global potential of a little-known energy source that exists where rivers flow into the ocean, a new analysis has concluded. The process requires no fuel, is sustainable and releases no carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas).

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