Cuba Harvests Clean Energy From the Sea

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

RELATED TAGS: SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY
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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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