This image shows the three turbines from Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy project, located in New York’s East River.
Over the years, New York City’s East River has been commemorated in song, provided iconic shots for movies and even inspired the composition of poetry.
From ferries taking commuters to and from work to larger ships transporting cargo, this body of water — a tidal strait which has suffered greatly from the effects of pollution over the years — can be a bustling hive of activity.
For a good while now, it’s also been home to a scheme focused on the development of tidal power, a form of renewable energy which could have an important role to play in the years ahead.
Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) project, as it’s known, has been in development since 2002. Towards the end of October, the initiative took another