Renewable Energy:

Tidal power experts discuss technological advancements, roadblocks to implementation

With Congress and the administration focusing on increasing renewable and alternative energy, does the answer to our energy needs lie in the waves of the sea? During today's OnPoint, Sean O'Neill, president of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition, and George Hagerman, senior research associate at the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute and a member of the Electric Power Research Institute's Ocean Energy Project Team, discuss tidal power and its future contributions to the United States' energy policy. Hagerman and O'Neill explain what tidal power is, how it works and how advanced the technology is. They also discuss roadblocks the tidal power industry has faced and talk about FERC's permitting process for tidal power sites.