When: Tue., April 18, 6-7:30 p.m. 2017
Wave energy and off-shore wind power, has great potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power sector. Our region, including sites offshore along the California Coast north of Cape Mendocino and the Oregon Coast, has perhaps the best wave and off-shore wind resource potential in the continental United States. While the resource is excellent, challenges must be overcome to create reliable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable marine renewable energy systems. Dr. Sharon Kramer has been a central player in efforts to addressing environmental issues associated with off-shore renewable energy systems.