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Success for tidal energy in Orkney

May 17, 2012 9:34 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as Scottish Power announces the completion of successful initial testing of an underwater tidal turbine in Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"This is further proof of the impressive progress being made in marine renewables and hopefully a stepping stone to yet more success.

"It also illustrates the invaluable role that the test centre in Orkney is playing in enabling tidal energy developers to put their devices through rigorous testing in the most challenging of environments.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats believe that this country can lead a renewables revolution, creating jobs and wealth in the process. To do this, Orkney and the other island groups must play their full part and for that to happen we need to see the necessary grid investment and changes to the transmission charging regime.

"Scottish Power Renewables and their partners are just the latest to prove what is being achieved by this sector. I congratulate all those involved and look forward to hearing of further success in the future."