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The Crown Estate has announced plans to lease further wave and tidal sites in a bid to encourage and accelerate technology development.

Geotechnical investigation work for the proposed tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is about to begin as Tidal Lagoon Power Plc starts the process of determining seabed conditions in the area.

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has revealed that it has committed funds to 11 transactions with a total value of £2.3 billion and direct investment of £635 million, in the first five months of being operational.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:10

£30m Scottish hydro scheme approved

SSE will begin construction on the £30 million 7.5MW Glasa hydro scheme near Ardross in Ross-shire later this year, it has confirmed.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €55 million (£46.5m) loan to Nepal to finance the construction and operation of the Tanahu hydropower plant.

Energy and Environment Ministers from nine European member states, including the UK, France and Germany,are warning that an ongoing low carbon price could lead to increased costs for business and threaten the credibility of carbon markets.


Scotland and South Korea have signed an agreement to encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and technologies to develop their marine energy industries.

Ten small-scale wind turbines have been installed at Stornoway wastewater treatment works in Scottish Water’s first project of its kind in Scotland.

In an article for Waterbriefing, Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto explains how new technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy, why UK and Irish waters are especially promising for marine renewables and what the current barriers to uptake are.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:55

£1.6m funding for tidal energy in Wales

Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been awarded a £1.6m EU grant to fund its deployment in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.

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