Tidal Energy: Harnessing the Oceans

Our planet has two types of energy—renewable and non-renewable. We have to begin to explore renewable energy sources as we will eventually run out of non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. In recent years, tidal energy that is powered by ocean tides has emerged as a forerunner of renewable energy.

Tides are the rise and fall of ocean waters. Tides are caused by the moon’s gravitation pull—as the Earth spins, the ocean water closest to the moon gets pulled towards the moon until it spins away; this action can be used to help generate electricity.HistoryPeople had harnessed tides and used t
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