Liu, Y.; Luo, G., and Zhuang, Y., 2015. The status and forecast of China's exploitation of renewable marine energy resources.
With the development of the economy, the demand for energy will rise steadily and mineral energy will be in short supply. Renewable marine energy has many advantages including being cleaned, renewable and not causing pollution. In addition, marine energy enjoys a large reserve which can help supply the energy for island residents. In the long-term, it can relieve the energy scarcity problem and improve energy structure. Therefore, this energy sources plays a strategic role for China. However, due to technology costs and the difficulty of maintaining equipment quality, the development of marine energy is slow. There are many obstacles in the comprehensive plan, including the input of R&D and the management system. In order to exploit the marine energy in China, we must take into account things such as the cost of technology, equipment, electric lines, electricity transmission and maintenance.