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Are tidal power plants slowing down Earth's rotation?

Since we have various energy acquiring facilities that harvest energy from earth rotation. (e.g. wind, tidal power planet)

Will our earth rotation be slower down? Is there any form of force to accelerate earth rotation speed?


marked as duplicate by David Z Mar 18 '11 at 15:27

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    $\begingroup$ Probably the strongest influence here is from the Moon. $\endgroup$ – kakaz Mar 18 '11 at 7:12
  • $\begingroup$ yer, but there is always some amount of resistance to earth rotation. Just wondering that eventually earth might stop rotate... $\endgroup$ – c2h2 Mar 18 '11 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ This is duplicate of physics.stackexchange.com/questions/6400/… $\endgroup$ – Pratik Deoghare Mar 18 '11 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ well im also asking if there is any sort of force to accelerate earth rotation? $\endgroup$ – c2h2 Mar 18 '11 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ As during ages Earth cools down then probably its radius may shrink slightly... $\endgroup$ – kakaz Mar 18 '11 at 14:56