ENERGY COMES IN WAVES

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Aquantis is a company that is proving that energy comes in waves. The idea is that just as windmills pull energy out of the wind, turbines immersed in the ocean can pull energy out of the currents. Based on studies, the company claims no dangers to marine life, so the technology is ecologically safe. However, the bigger risk is whether the technology will be cost effective. Executive chairman James Dehlsen anticipates getting (Ellen Huet, “Just Turn It Upside Down” Bloomberg Businessweek. 6/6/12–6/12/16, pp. 24–25):

less than 10 cents a kilowatt-hour in three to five years. (Wind energy hovers from 3 to 8 cents a kilowatt-hour, solar from 4 to 7 cents a kilowatt-hour, and conventional gas from 5 to 8 cents a kilowatt-hour.)” (p. 25)

Alternate forms of energy are always great avenues to pursue. Nevertheless, the ultimate question is will the waves-of-energy avenue be a toll road for which people are willing to pay?


About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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