Harvesting the power of the ocean’s waves has the potential to provide renewable energy that can reduce the world’s dependency on fossil fuels. Rushing waters of a river can be controlled and directed to drive turbines that create electricity. New technology now allows ocean waves to also be controlled, turning kinetic energy into electricity.
Evolution of Sustainability
Efforts to create a more sustainable planet began years ago when consumers got in the habit of recycling waste. People were collecting aluminum cans and old newspapers so they could be recycled. While that was a very noble effort, today sustainability reaches much farther. Political leaders are encouraging the development of electric cars and use of alternative energy sources. While we wean ourselves off of oil, natural gas and solar and wind power are becoming more important.