Leaders of the marine energy industry and MPs from across the main UK political spectrum are calling for wave and tidal power to be included in the British government’s new industrial strategy. This follows today’s publication of the new ‘Ocean Energy Race’ report on the industry by RenewableUK which highlights the value of the marine energy industry to the UK in terms of economic growth. The R-UK call also follows publication last month of the Scot-Govt’s draft Scottish Energy Strategy. In this, the Scot-Govt. vows to ‘support the future development of marine energy in Scotland’ and pledges to “work with the sector to demonstrate strong industrial potential of marine energy and to press for continued UK Government support”. The wave and tidal sector is providing jobs and attracting millions of pounds in investment to some of the areas of the UK which need them most – such as the Highlands and Islands.
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