The Economist invited Checkmate Seaenergy to showcase the Anaconda project in Washington DC in November. Checkmate Seaenery was the only wave energy converter to be so honoured. Attending the Carbon Summit at the Ronald Regan building was Carol Browner, President Obama’s Director of Energy and Climate Change at The White House.
Paul Auston attended and presented Anaconda, saying ” The USA offers a major potential market for the Anaconda device; if only 10% of the available Oregon coast was used by Anaconda it would result in clean energy for over 4million US homes”. The audience expressed serious interest and the questions asked were thoughtful and incisive. We are grateful to The Economists technical team for this unique opportunity.