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Wave energy: can ocean power solve the global energy crisis?

Wave energy might help meet the increasing global electricity demand. Image: Polina Kuzovkova/Unsplash

Victoria Masterson

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Countries around the worldare installing more wave energy capacity. Image: ScienceDirect
Wave energy capacity.

Wave energy generation in the UK.
Annual mean wave power in areas of the UK. Image: ScienceDirect / University of Plymouth


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Ocean power generation in the NetZero scenario, 2000-2030.
Ocean power generation needs to grow 33% a year to achieve net zero by 2050. Image: IEA

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