Talk:Tidal power

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Adding content[edit]

I think we should add a list of potential sites for building tidal power stations, as well as the reason and some other information about them.Dadaszehon — Preceding undated comment added 13:44, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Percentage of global energy generation[edit]

Could the percentage of global energy generation that tidal power produces be added to this page? Perhaps in a table comparing it to other forms of power? Ro234 (talk) 09:52, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

At this moment that is negligible. See for instance Rance Tidal Power Station -- one of the largest contributors of tidal power at this moment -- only contributing 0.012% of the power demand of France. However, given the availability of tidal power potentials, there may be large possibilities. -- Crowsnest (talk) 10:26, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Here is an interesting fact for you people to provide references - there is enough energy in the Gulf Stream between Florida and Cuba to power the entire planet. The Gulf Stream is the third largest ocean current behind the Southern Polar Circumvention current and the East African Current. With 70 % of the globe covered by water your do the math. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.2.14.9 (talk) 00:27, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Renewable[edit]

Topic contents moved down to bottom for further discussion DavRosen (talk) 15:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

--Silvio1973 (talk) 09:57, 30 November 2011 (UTC) What planet are you on - you are pedantic and in the strictest terms wrong. Please get your facts straight before you post. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.2.14.9 (talk) 09:01, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Environment & Corrosion[edit]

This site has seen a massive decline in the quality of information posted. I wholly agree with the comments of vandalism. To cite two examples, firstly the statements under the environment heading do not cite any references and are at best an ill informed opinion and at worst grossly misleading. To highlight this as misleading with actual real life examples that the editor is either ignorant of or has chosen to ignore with misleading comments, the turbines that were installed in the East River in New York a decade ago, had sonar fitted to the turbines. Over the years not a single fish kill has been recorded by independent third party experts. These types of shrill rhetoric by editors are damaging to the credibility of this site and need to be seen for what they are - misleading rubbish. In the case of the turbines undergoing corrosion and leaking fluids, all the turbines installed around the glob are made from composite products that by engineering standards will probably be around long after those who made these grossly misleading comments are feeding worms - and, as for the fluids leaking, the gearboxes and other parts that need lubrication run bio degradable “food grade” lubricants, that if a leakage occurs actually feed the environment. It is a pre-requisite by regulators to provide the assurance that any leakage will NOT harm the environment. Finally if wiki is to continue to undergo the maturation of the movement that is being experienced editors will have to restrain their unbridled enthusiasm for making comments that have the potential to negatively impact and mislead the readers. It is little wonder we have a green lobby that paralyses and feeds the ignorance of regulators when supposed informed individuals are editing articles here in this fashion. As a parting thought both those articles should be rewritten correcting the errors and all future editions should quote reliable peer reviewed sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.2.14.9 (talk) 00:23, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Renewable[edit]

Topic contents moved down here from original section further discussion DavRosen (talk) 15:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

I would not look pedantic, but tidal power is not renewable. Indeed it's a largely available source of energy at low CO2 emission rate (the contruction of the tidal plant) but it's not renewable. All electricity generated is momentum subtracted to the Earth's rotation. --Silvio1973 (talk) 09:57, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

What planet are you on - you are pedantic and in the strictest terms wrong. Please get your facts straight before you post. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.2.14.9 (talk) 09:01, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
What Silvio1973 is saying is simply consistent with what it currently says in the first section of the article body -- if it isn't correct then let's change the article rather than simply disagreeing with a talk post in itself.
DavRosen (talk) 15:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)