Cuba Harvests Clean Energy From the Sea

Buoys that generate electricity from wave motion could reduce the country's diesel dependence.

Cuba, like most Caribbean island nations, depends almost entirely on inefficient and highly polluting diesel generators for electricity. But a new project using small wave-energy buoys aims to harvest clean energy from the ocean instead. Diesel generators crank out greenhouse gases and black carbon that contribute to climate change — the very thing that threatens to swamp more than 100 communities along Cuba’s coasts as seas are expected to rise an estimated 3 feet by 2100. Marine sc...

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