McArthur on “impressive achievement” of Orkney tidal turbine

Responding to the news that Scotrenewables’ latest tidal turbine has generated more power in its first year, than the combined output so far produced by the sector as a whole, Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Liam McArthur has today urged renewable energy stakeholders to ride the wave of success, in order to establish Orkney, and Scotland, as leaders in marine energy.

“This latest impressive achievement by Scotrenewables further underlines Scotland’s potential when it comes to the development of marine energy. From unparalleled natural resources to the world leading innovation and skills of those working in the sector in Scotland, there is no reason why we should not be continuing to lead the way.

“To realise this potential, we need to see firm and consistent support from government. In turn, this can give investors the confidence to back future success, helping the marine renewables sector to strengthen and diversity.”

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