UK SHADOW energy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has been invited to Caithness to get an insight into the potential for tidal stream energy. The invitation was made by Bill Mowat, the renewables director at Gills Harbour Ltd, which provides key services for the nearby MeyGen development operated by Simec Atlantis Energy Ltd. He wants the Labour MP for Salford and Eccles to visit the far north as part of her green jobs tour of the country.
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Just 18 months after its launch, the flagship European Union (EU) tidal-energy project — Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) — has reduced the cost of tidal energy by 15% and expanded its supply chain from four countries to 14. EnFAIT is a collaboration between nine European partners focused on demonstrating the economic viability of tidal power and paving the way for a new industrial marine manufacturing sector, with a supply chain based around Europe. The consortium’s leader, Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation Ltd, reports that its Shetland tidal array has reduced operational costs by 15% since the start of the project.
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