Green Careers Glossary: O

Ocean current energy: Source of energy that takes advantage of strong currents that occur naturally between islands, near headlands, and at the entrances of bays and harbors. Underwater turbines capture the energy created by currents that have a velocity of 5 or more knots.

Ocean thermocline energy (OTEC): Method of energy creation that relies on temperature differences between the warm water on the surface of the ocean and the cold water at deeper depths.

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