[USC03] 42 USC 17211: Definition
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42 USC 17211: Definition Text contains those laws in effect on November 15, 2018
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 152-ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITYSUBCHAPTER V-ACCELERATED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTPart C-Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Technologies

§17211. Definition

For purposes of this part, the term "marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy" means electrical energy from-

(1) waves, tides, and currents in oceans, estuaries, and tidal areas;

(2) free flowing water in rivers, lakes, and streams;

(3) free flowing water in man-made channels; and

(4) differentials in ocean temperature (ocean thermal energy conversion).


The term "marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy" does not include energy from any source that uses a dam, diversionary structure, or impoundment for electric power purposes.

( Pub. L. 110–140, title VI, §632, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1686 .)

Effective Date

Section effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.

Short Title

This part known as the "Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Research and Development Act", see Short Title note set out under section 17001 of this title.