The Global Rush for Green Jobs
Posted on Jan 19, 2011
This line from a BBC article about a $150 million tidal power project that will be partially built and deployed in India speaks to the highly competitive global market for the jobs of the future: “As much of the manufacturing as possible will take place in Gujarat, taking advantage of the skills base in India’s booming wind turbine industry.”
The biggest operating tidal station in the world, La Rance in France, generates 240MW, while South Korea is planning several large facilities.
To claim the title of “Asia’s first”, the Indian project will have to outrun developments at Sihwa Lake, a South Korean tidal barrage under construction on the country’s west coast.
From the website of Atlantis Resources
According to the company responsible for the Indian project, “Tidal current technology extracts energy from the high tide bulge created by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun moving horizontally around the Earth’s surface.”