Generating electricity from Maine’s substantial tides has been a dream for generations. Today, the state is poised for a new era in sustainable tidal-power development. A pilot project is already underway in the Cobscook Bay/Western Passage area near Eastport and Lubec. Tidal-power development presents technical, environmental, and social challenges, however, and the authors discuss how the Maine Tidal Power Initiative is working to develop a cooperative framework that integrates stakeholders, developers, and policymakers to tackle some of these challenges.
Johnson, Teresa, and Gayle B. Zydlewski. "Research for the Sustainable Development of Tidal Power in Maine." Maine Policy Review 21.1 (2012) : 58 -65, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol21/iss1/10.