Quest for renewable power turns back to water | Seattle Times Newspaper

The powerful flow of the Mississippi River, which brought destruction to scores living near its flooded banks this spring, is viewed by a new generation of energy entrepreneurs as a reliable alternative way to generate electricity.

These developers aren’t planning giant concrete dams like the ones that brought electric lights to many Americans for the first time. Instead, their idea is to put turbines on the bottoms of rivers or mount them on barges to spin generators.

via Nation & World | Quest for renewable power turns back to water | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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