Paris Builds Underwater Turbines To Harvest Clean Energy From River Seine

06/28/2010 02:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The river Seine, the historical "sacred river" running through Paris, inspired Monet, Matisse and even the British painter Turner, who sat on its banks to capture the scenery.

Now the landscape is to undergo a subtle change, with a plan to install eight turbines underneath the city's celebrated bridges to raise energy from river currents.