It is a fact of life that if you want to achieve net zero you need the technology that can make it happen. You can play around with what you think are smart economic wheezes such as contracts for difference and carbon tax but if you don’t have the technology to enable you to stop burning hydrocarbons then ultimately, they’re of no benefit whatsoever.
A new report published has called on industry and government to work together to develop opportunities for the use of marine renewables in the oil and gas sector.
Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.
As we enter a new decade, I’m sure I’m not alone in reflecting on matters that are personally important, together with major issues that impact on society, the environment and the economy.
Scottish marine energy firm Simec Atlantis Energy has fully decommissioned its SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in the Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland.
More than 90 members of Parliament have signed a letter asking UK energy minister Claire Perry to back measures of support fo the UK marine energy sector.
The Scottish tidal energy sector is at a “tipping point” in its efforts to reach full commercialisation, a trade body boss has revealed.
The ambition of the wave and tidal industry is not being matched by the UK Government, a former Scottish secretary has warned.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in the Orkney Islands has been named among the top 200 most influential world projects.
The second phase of an international study has been announced to boost the reliability of tidal and wave energy systems.
Edinburgh based tidal power firm Atlantis has broken the record for opening day subscriptions on the Abundance investment platform.
Canadian developer of hydrokinetic systems for tidal and inland applications Instream Energy Solutions has appointed a UK engineering manager.
Engineering consultancy Xodus Group has formed a partnership with Orkney based Green Marine to launch a new combined service for the maintenance of offshore renewable assets.
Orkney-based Scotrenewables Tidal Power has hailed its giant turbine for “resetting the bar” on costs as the device hit peak power.
Atlantis Resources to day confirmed it was targeting the French tidal power sector.
Scotland's Energy Minister has backed calls for wave and tidal energy to be included in the UK Government's industrial strategy.
Atlantis today confirmed one of its MeyGen turbines had achieved full power.
The world's largest tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth will be named after a key figure in turning the £500million vision into a reality.
A review into the potential for tidal lagoon energy in the UK has been announced by the Government amid negotiations on a “world first” project. Renewable energy firm Tidal Lagoon Power has been working to secure subsidies for a £1 billion scheme to build the world’s first lagoon power plant which would harness the energy of the tides in Swansea Bay.
Atlantis Resources has struck a deal to acquire two projects from Scottish Power Renewables UK for its tidal development company. The deal for Tidal Power Scotland (TPSL) is estimated to be around £6.6million, or 3,859,703 shares, which equates to around 6% of the issued share capital. Atlantis said as part of the transaction, TPSL will acquire Scottish Power Renewables entire tidal portfolio, comprising the 10MW Sound of Islay site and the 100MW Ness of Dunscaby site.
An ambitious £10million plan set up set up seven years ago to make Scotland a world leader in wind and tidal power should be scrapped, according to critics. The Saltire Prize, led by Gordon MP and former First Minister Alex Salmond, has come into difficulty after it was revealed none of the competitors would be able to meet the criteria for the 2017 deadline. According to reports in the Herald Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said the ambitious prize had become a “white elephant”.
Money and lots of it . . . public and private . . . is needed to initiate a credible wave and tidal energy power generation sector in the UK, which a new report claims could be worth up to £76billion to the economy. However, the idea that the oil and gas supply chain can kick-start the market “is not easily realised” because it is “too expensive”, according to a new report by the Glasgow-based ORE Catapult initiative. It claims that this is because the oil and gas supply chain designs and makes equipment to “operate at extreme depths, in benign tidal flows, and low oxygenated waters”.