Scottish Renewables Hails Government’s Wave Energy Move

Scottish Renewables has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of the creation of a wave energy technology development body.

Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Capturing wave energy is a complex and demanding process, and although the sector is still in its infancy Scotland can rightly be said to hold a world lead in the development of this cutting-edge technology.

“The Scottish Government should be applauded for the creation of Wave Energy Scotland, which will provide crucial support to the home-grown Scottish companies who dominate the sector and allow collaboration on key shared engineering issues.

“Friday’s (Nov 21) announcement that Pelamis Wave Power had entered administration is an indication just how challenging extracting energy from the waves can be, and demonstrates how important collaborative schemes like Wave Energy Scotland will be to reaping the potential huge green energy benefits of our oceans in the future.” 

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