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June 26, 2008

Maine to Host 2009 EnergyOcean Conference

Filed under: Information — Tags: — joanofacre @ 8:58 pm

I just read this little article and I feel that our group should have a seat at the table, so to speak.

We should make sure we get in on this.

I will see if I can find out more about, i.e. days and times, fees, etc.

Maine to Host 2009 EnergyOcean Conference

It was recently announced that Maine will be the host of the 2009 EnergyOcean Conference. The conference is an annual event that focuses on renewable and sustainable energy created from the ocean. The event draws policymakers, technology firms and financiers who are interested in ocean-based energy opportunities.

Maine is home to some of the largest tides in the United  States. Passamaquoddy Bay has tides that reach nearly 20 feet. In the 1930’s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started a Public Works Administration project to harness the power of the tides to produce electricity for residential homes and businesses. The project was short-lived and funding was soon cut off by Congress.

The conference features all aspects of ocean energy including tidal, offshore wind power and algae-derived biofuels.


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