42 U.S. Code § 17211 - Definition

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For purposes of this part, the term “marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy” means electrical energy from—
(1) waves, tides, and currents in oceans, estuaries, and tidal areas;
(2) free flowing water in rivers, lakes, and streams;
(3) free flowing water in man-made channels; and
(4) differentials in ocean temperature (ocean thermal energy conversion).
The term “marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy” does not include energy from any source that uses a dam, diversionary structure, or impoundment for electric power purposes.


(Pub. L. 110–140, title VI, § 632,Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1686.)
Short Title

This part known as the “Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research and Development Act”, see Short Title note set out under section 17001 of this title.

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