Here is a pretty interesting alternative energy source I had NEVER heard before:
One renewable energy resource that’s rarely discussed here, but is already being developed, is the moon. The moon’s gravity sends an almost unimaginable quantity of water sloshing back and forth between continents. It happens a couple of times each day and it’s called the tides. As any sailor who’s tried to beat home against a tidal current can tell you, the amount of energy involved is phenomenal.
There are already several tidal generation works around the world humming, or splashing, along and providing almost free electricity. Since most of our population lives near the coast, shouldn’t we considering developing moon, I mean tidal, power.
Read the whole thing. One obvious point of contention will be the resistance thrown up by opponents who worry about the damage this will have to the organisms who live near where these proiposed sites would be placed. I know little about whether it will impact their environment negatively, but I have to assume it will have an impact (although the piece says it will not). It is also not clear if their will be any side effect regarding coastal erosion, as well as any number of other issues (including whether it is cost effective).
Interesting, though, and precisely the sort of thing that should be explored in future energy legislation (if it has already and been rejected, let me know).