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Oregon is first U.S. site for a wave-power farm

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From the USA Today an article about a new wave power project off the Oregon coast.

The article has quotes from the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition president Sean o'Neil saying what a wonderful thing this is.

There is also a quote from an Oregon beach resident questioning how they really plan to install anything that will not end up on the beach sooner or later. The Oregon coast has perfectly violent storms with extremely big, strong waves. İ doubt that İ could have selected a worse location for a trial type of plant.

For the whole story please see the link: 

http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20100217/waveenergy17_st.art.htm 
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Wow. I think my favorite part is where they note, "Boust said she believes that wave power eventually will be competitive with other alternative power sources, because waves are more predictable than either wind or sun.

Um, it's like they haven't been to the Oregon coast. It's the whole 'predictable' part that's confusing me. I also agree that there's no way installed anything won't end up busted and on the beach. I lived on the North coast (literally) we lived right on the edge of the beach with the ocean in perfect view and weather reports were incorrect all the time.
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