Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion; EU-Wide Feed-in Tariff

Few people have given Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) much thought over the last 30 years. But with the rising price and potential supply constraint of fossil energies, technologies that once seemed unfeasible now seem reasonable. OTEC is one such technology.

We’ll speak with Christopher Barry, a marine engineer who once worked on OTEC devices during the oil embargo of the 1970’s. He will tell us how OTEC works and why it could be an important part of our future energy mix.

Then we’ll speak with Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, vice-president of the European Renewable Energy Federation, about why the European Commission decided to temporarily drop the debate over Feed-in Tariffs versus certificate trading and instead allow EU member states to meet the region-wide renewable energy target on their own.

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