China leads in ocean energy technology, with help from Lockheed Martin

|About: Lockheed Martin (LMT)|By:, SA News Editor

WSJ explores the race underway to unlock one of the world's biggest untapped sources of clean energy - the ocean - and China, with 11K miles of coastline rich in energy potential and pollution that is getting worse, is at the cutting edge in sea-energy technology development.

Underwater turbines (like wind farms, but out of sight), dynamic tidal power walls and ocean thermal energy converters are among young technologies that may come to harness marine power.

China is stepping up spending in the sector, often working with foreign companies such as Lockheed Martin (LMT) testing equipment and entering joint ventures in the country.