Should more public investment be targeted to tidal power?

Posted Nov. 15, 2010, at 2:52 p.m.

Tidal power advocates are reporting that the U.S. industry is now pulling even with its European counterpart. Wind power in Maine, particularly off-shore wind power, has been the target of federal and private investment; should tidal power get equal attention? What barriers does tidal power face? Will the fishing industry oppose it? Will existing federal

law regulating coastal zones hinder development?