Reuters reports that Norway has built an osmotic power planet.
It will generate a whopping 2 kilowatts of power - about enough to power a coffee machine.
Norway has massive reserves in the North Sea, is the world's second largest energy exporter and already generates large amounts of carbon-free 'white' energy via extensive hydro schemes.
Hundreds of millions were undoubtedly sunk into the osmotic coffee machine project.
Is this an indication of the same 'low-carbon' future we are headed for in Australia?