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  •  Passamaquoddy Bay (none)
    Tides are greatest the farther from the equator you are, and in narrow bodies of water.  About 70 years ago, there was a plan to build a tidal power plant at Passamaquoddy Bay, where the tides are among the highest in the world.

    I think it was conceived as one of the public works projects that were supposed to provide jobs during the Great Depression.  They never did it, though, because it just wasn't worth the cost.

    But the Age of Oil was just beginning then; things are different now.  

    However, I believe they're pushing to build a LNG terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay now, not a tidal power plant.  :-P

    "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist." - Kenneth Boulding

    by randym77 on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 06:05:42 AM PST

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