Powering the Blue Economy: Foundational Research and Development

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To spur economic growth and revitalize the ocean, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) launched the Powering the Blue Economy™ (PBE) initiative, which aims to foster long-term, sustainable growth of the blue economy by protecting the ocean and understanding and leveraging its immense power, learning the power needs of emerging coastal and maritime markets, and advancing marine renewable energy technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5700-84110


  • marine energy
  • Powering the Blue Economy
  • water


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