Itís often sidelined in the media, but the energy focus we should be having Ė because itís about our future Ė has just taken a massive step forward. Scotland now has the world's biggest wave farm and the largest tidal energy project in Europe.
It should be on every newspaper front page but isnít because it doesnít fit with the print mediaís narrow agendas and obsessions.
Yesterday it was announced that the largest tidal energy project in Europe will be launching soon after permission was granted for the first stage in the Pentland Firth. Itís the first commercial deployment of tidal turbines in Scottish waters. A demonstration project will be built between Orkney and the mainland following the decision by the Scottish Government.
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: ďToday we have granted consent to MeyGen Limited to develop the largest tidal turbine array in Europe and the first commercial project off these shores.