As you know there have been some major developments recently in Scotland’s use of wave power. See these:
Orkney’s giant tidal turbine is the world’s most powerful
As world’s largest tidal energy plant in Pentland Firth generates 1GWh which is enough for 700 000 homes, will Scotland become the most energy-rich country in Europe?
With a hard Brexit looming and the potential loss of EU development funds, a report from Imperial College London has strongly advised Westminster to adopt the Scottish strategy which ‘which shares key findings with the wider sector to learn lessons and avoid making repeated mistakes.’
In response to the report, the senior policy manager at Scottish Renewables, said:
‘While the potential rewards from harnessing energy from our oceans are enormous, the engineering challenge presented by doing so is also substantial. To date, Scotland – and specifically Orkney – is leading the world in the development of wave energy devices. Wave Energy Scotland, set up by the Scottish Government in 2014, has refocused the industry’s efforts on collaborating to optimise technology – a model that’s attracting interest from all around the globe.’
If we Scots are daft enough to leave decisions regarding the development of wave power in Westminster’s hapless hands it could well be a case of ‘Wish me luck as you WAVE me goodbye’ – Fortunately, we are going to be choosing Independence fairly soon now – and the sustainable energy developments across Scotland will be a significant factor in that eminently sensible decision we are going to take.
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Oil West of Shetland, North Sea going to last longer, growing Renewables ( plus Beefed up grid to carry energy South).
England facing a Hard Brexit cliff.
Wastemonster will fight harder than ever (the BBC in Scotland will tell bigger lies) to keep Scotland chained to the Union.
To cap it all GAP has thrown in the towel. Help Ma Boab!
Keep on Trucking Prof. John. There’s only you and the Rev. Left.
Didn’t expect that. Great loss. I’ve no plans to give up. In fact I kind of need it.
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