28 Oct '11, 6pm

Renewable Power Surge: UK Sets Out to Be the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Marine Energy

Renewable Power Surge: UK Sets Out to Be the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Marine Energy

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Marine power – generating clean, renewable electricity primarily from ocean waves and tidal currents – has been high up on the energy policy and political agenda across the UK, particularly in Scotland.Subsidy levels for investing in renewable energy projects to do with producing electricity from waves and tidal currents would more than double in England and Wales under plans proposed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. DECC focused “on ‘scalable’ lower cost technologies” as to change support and incentives for large-scale renewable generation projects from 2013-2017 as the UK strives to meet the 2020 renewable energy targets established in its national Renewables Obligation (RO). The proposed increases will come at the expense of lower subsidies for wind farms, which would be cut by 10%, as well as for waste, biomass and offshore...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/28/renewable-power-surge...

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