Facts

Tidal Energy

Tidal energy is an abundant source of emission-free power.

Canada has an estimated tidal energy potential of 35,700 megawatts (MW). That’s enough clean power to displace over 113 million tonnes of CO2 – equal to removing over 24 million cars off the road.

Wave Energy

As wind passes over the surface of the ocean, it creates waves.

Ocean waves contain enormous energy potential. Wave energy devices can generate energy from the surface motion of ocean waves or from pressure fluctuations below the surface.

Environment

The global climate is warming. This warming is mostly the result of human activity; predominantly, the burning of fossil fuels. The impacts of climate change are already happening, including flooding, drought, and other extreme weather events. More will follow, including impacts on water resources around the world, which affects food supply, health, industry, transportation and ecosystem integrity.