Rule Britannia!

An Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has warned that the UK could ‘rule the waves’ by becoming a leading player in marine and tidal renewables if the Government adopts a more ‘visionary approach’.

Up to 20% of the UK’s energy could come from wave and tidal power – the UK has some of the largest wave and total resources in Europe.

As Renewable Energy Focus reports, 7 of the 8 full scale prototype wave and tidal devices installed worldwide, are installed in the UK.

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Even the Fishy’s will benefit from Humber tidal project.

A 150 tonne demonstration and research tidal power generator has just been towed into position in the River Humber.

The generator, which according to the Yorkshire Post cost £2.5 million, will be hooked up to The Deep – an aquarium in Hull.

Aptly named Neptune Renewable Energy  are planning further generator deployments, which will power up to 3,000 homes.

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