Argument: Potential energy-production of tidal power is immense
- Debate: Tidal energy - pro argument.
"Wave and Tidal Power: Energy from the Seas". Environmental Defense Fund. - "The potential of ocean energy is immense. The Snohomish County Public Utility District north of Seattle, WA, estimates that the tides in just seven areas under consideration for ocean energy development in Puget Sound could provide power for 70,000 homes. In places around the world where waves are big, fast and continuous, ocean energy could be generated 80–90 percent of the time. The Electric Power Research Institute estimates that ocean energy could provide power for up to 10 percent of US households."