Oregon turns to sea for power for energy
First-in-nation setup ready to go
About 15 years ago, the environmentally conscious state of Oregon with a pine tree on its license plates began pushing the idea of making renewable energy from the ocean waves that bob and swell on the Pacific horizon. But then one of the first test-buoy generators, launched with great fanfare, promptly sank. It was not a good start. But time and technology have turned the page.