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Could the UK tides help wean us off fossil fuels ?

Great progress has been made exploiting wind and solar technology, but if we are going to switch to more renewable power, we need all the energy we can get. Tidal power represents a huge store of it, and the UK - an island nation which experiences some of the world's most powerful tides - is uniquely well-placed to exploit that resource. "Tidal power has really significant potential," says Dr Amanda Smyth from the University of Oxford, "yet it has never been developed at scale." She believes that is set to change. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-67170625?xtor=AL-72-%5Bpartner%5D-%5Bbbc.news.twitter%5D-%5Bheadline%5D-%5Bnews%5D-%5Bbizdev%5D-%5Bisapi%5D&at_campaign_type=owned&at_format=link&at_ptr_name=twitter&at_bbc_team=editorial&at_link_origin=BBCWorld&at_link_type=web_link&at_campaign=Social_Flow&at_medium=social&at_link_id=7FE4AEB8-70B0-11EE-8E24-9E31681DE14E

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  • winnie nguru

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    Good news

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    • George Kariuki

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      I am optimistic about the potential of tidal power to help the UK wean off fossil fuels.

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        Unlike solar and wind, which are weather-dependent, tides follow a predictable pattern. This reliability can help stabilize the energy grid and ensure a consistent power supply.

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        • Peter Kamau

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          The article here by the BBC has quite some insights that should serve the UK

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • johnte ndeto

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              this clearly depicts how inventive and creative we can be to counter climate crisis

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              • Kevin

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                This is a well written idea by the BBC ..impeccable work

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                • Rotich Kim

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                  Tidal energy is the best source of our energy

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                  • walter lungayi

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                    Tidal energy is a renewable source that could provide a significant amount of clean energy. By utilizing this natural resource, we can diversify our energy mix and reduce our reliance on non-renewable sources. However, it's important to also consider the environmental impact and feasibility of large-scale tidal energy projects.

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                    • Patrick Kiash

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                      It sounds like it has some potential and I am glad they do need to consider the full ecosystem impact. Like fish,etc.

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                      • Esther Wanjiku

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                        @patrick_kiash By all means they should

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                      • Joseph Githinji

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                        This is an amazing discovery, innovators should sought to invest in this new revelation.

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