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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 09:54 AM

The Winds of Change

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By Mike Small

Source: Bella Caledonia

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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.


Full Article: http://www.zcommunications.org/the-winds-of-change-by-mike-small.html

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 10:40 AM

1. The tide comes in, the tide goes out

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Now, if we can get the U.S. to think about it, we have a real energy maker right here that is a super-star:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Fundy

Only problem is that Canada might have a problem with it, seeing as there might be some issue of who owns what when it comes to the tides there.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 06:17 PM

2. We can do better than that piddling pond...

We have the Gulf Stream.

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