An Edinburgh-based tidal energy firm is to sit down with G7 ministers today to discuss the future of the offshore renewable energy sector. Nova Innovation, which recently received EU backing for its tidal turbine, will meet G7 energy ministers during a roundtable discussion on the best methods to capture energy from tides. The meeting involves the G7 countries’ Environment and Energy Ministers in Nova Scotia, Canada, on the theme of ‘working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy’. Simon Forrest, chief executive at Nova Innovation, said: “Tidal energy is an abundant global resource which is clean and – unlike other renewables – completely predictable. “Our projects are demonstrating that it is becoming economically viable to generate electricity from the tides. By providing a supportive policy environment for tidal deployments, the G7 countries can accelerate the transition to clean energy.
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