The European Commission said Thursday it supported a French effort to work to demonstrate the potential benefits of producing electricity through tidal energy. A plant operated by British energy company EDF aims to test the potential for tidal energy. The demonstration plant in the English Channel could generate as much as 14 megawatts of energy, theoretically enough to power 14,000 average households. “Tidal energy is one of the technologies that can contribute in the transition towards a climate-friendly energy supply in Europe,” Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner in charge of competition, said in a statement. “The French project approved today will help showcase tidal energy technology while limiting distortions of competition.” Nearly two years ago to the day, French energy company ENGIE […]