More than $20 million could be available to help make marine energy technology cheaper to develop and quicker to deploy, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Energy Department’s renewables division said up to $23 million in funding is available for marine energy devices. “Marine energy is the newest frontier where we can unleash American innovation to produce more energy more affordably,” U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Mark Menezes said in a statement. Two years ago, the U.S. Energy Department estimated tidal streams in the country could generate as much as 330 terawatt-hours of power per year, noting about 90,000 average households could get by on 1 TWh per year. A wave energy prototype dubbed Azura is already deployed at a test site at Kaneohe Bay off the coast […]