Big buoy will help determine the future of wave energy off the Oregon coast 

By Lori Tobias at The Oregonian: Two and a half years after a wave energy test buoy sank off Newport, the drive to harness energy from the ocean is heating up again with plans for at least one buoy to be deployed off the central coast before the year’s end.  And there are hopes for a handful more not long after. It’s all part of Oregon’s race to become a leader in wave energy technology, a competition that only three years ago threatened to deteriorate into a bitter battle pitting east coast developers against fishermen, surfers and others. Read more

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