The Foundation for Ocean Renewables (FOR) is a non-profit, non-government organization founded to promote energy technologies from clean, renewable ocean resources. The Foundation is working with industry leaders, academic scholars, and other interested NGO's to encourage ocean renewable technologies and raise awareness of their vast potential to help secure an affordable, reliable, environmentally friendly energy future.
The United States is falling behind in the race to capture the rich energy potential of our oceans. While other countries have already deployed viable, operating, power generating projects using the emission-free power of ocean waves, currents, and tidal forces, the U.S. is only beginning to acknowledge the importance these technologies.
Ocean energy can play a significant role in our sustainable energy portfolio. With the right support, the United States ocean energy industry can be competitive internationally. With the right encouragement, ocean renewable energy technologies can help us reduce our reliance on foreign oil—fossil fuels, in general—and provide clean energy alternatives to conventional power generating systems.