Beach wave power flop

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

A FAILED foray into try­ing to gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity from waves has left a 3000-tonne eye­sore clog­ging up a beach more than five years later.

South Aus­tralia’s pre­vi­ous La­bor gov­ern­ment’s ob­ses­sion with so­lar, wind and wave power has left res­i­dents of one beach sub­urb plead­ing for the army to blow up the eye­sore.

A sim­i­lar “wave gen­er­a­tor” de­signed to use the power of the ocean to pro­vide “free” elec­tric­ity also proved to be a dis­as­ter at Port Kem­bla near Wol­lon­gong but that has since been re­moved.

Fi­nally, SA’s Lib­eral gov­ern­ment has called for ten­ders to remove the rust­ing heap.

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