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Alternative Sustainable Energy Resources: Water Turbines
Jill Dallmann
Everglades University, Sarasota

Abstract
Through years of research and studies, renewable and sustainable energy resources have proven to help decrease greenhouse gases that are products of the main current world energy sources. With the rising cost and consumption of petroleum to rise in the future, the race to finding sustainable energy is heating up because the status quo is causing serious negative effects on the environment. It is unknown if these effects are reversible. Using the world’s water resources for energy has been around for centuries. Currently there are only a few different types of hydro power used to produce energy, and only 2 will be covered in this research: wave/current energy & tidal energy. Although both rely on the movement of the earth’s ocean, they use the kinetic energy produced to manipulate the movement into an energy source. keywords: sustainable, renewable, energy, resources

Table of contents
Introduction ……………………………………………….……pg 4 Chapter 1 ……………………………………………………….pg 6 Background …………………………………………….pg 6 Introduction …………………………………………….pg 6 Definitions of Terms …………………………………...pg 6 Chapter 2 ……………………………………………………….pg 7 Literature Review ………………………………………pg 7 Wave/current energy …………………………...pg 8 Tidal Energy …………………………………... pg 9 Test Phase 1: Equipment ……………………………… pg 10 Vertical Axis …………………………………...pg 11 Horizontal Axis ……………………………….. pg 11 Test Phase 2 Performance ……………………………...pg 12 Test Phase 3 Information Sources …………………….. pg 14 Chapter 3 ……………………………………………………….pg 16 Other Renewable/Sustainable Energy sources …………pg 16 Solar …………………………………………….pg 16 Wind ……………………………………………pg 17 Hydro-Geothermal ……………………………. pg 18 Chapter 4 ……………………………………………………….pg 19 Strategy for implementation of Water Turbine Energy.. pg 19 Conclusion and recommendations ……………………………. pg 21 Appendix ……………………………………………………… pg 22 References………………………………………………………pg 33

Alternative Sustainable Energy Resources: Water Turbines
Introduction
Renewable and sustainable energy sources are hot topics and headline current event news sources on a regular basis. Many organizations specializing in these types of energy resources put in a lot of research into finding new ways to accommodate the world with energy. The Kyoto Treaty (United Nations, 2010) is one way the world is showing its concern over the effects of greenhouse gases and the depletion of fossil fuels by forming a world protocol to minimize emissions country by country (the United States never ratified the treaty). Through years of research and studies, renewable and sustainable energy resources have proven to help decrease greenhouse gases that are products of the main current world energy sources. But renewable and sustainable energy sources must be chosen properly depending on geographic positioning. Therefore renewable and sustainable energy are important to the future of the world and every qualitative objective research into the matter should be studied and implemented. In coastal areas, water is the biggest natural resource available. It is only recently that research and business have attempted to work together to attain sustainable energy resources that will produce the equivalent amount of energy from our current fossil fuel usage (Andreis, 2012). With the rising cost and consumption of petroleum to rise in the future, the race to finding sustainable energy is heating up because the status quo is causing serious negative effects on the environment. It is unknown if these effects are reversible (A Primer, 2012)....
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