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61% of Scots back a "fully renewable powered future", report finds

Campaign groups look to pressure Scottish government as poll confirms popular support for renewables

ACCORDING to a World Wildlife Fund Scotland (WWF) and nfpSynergy poll 61 per cent of Scots support a 'fully renewable' powered future with an emphasis on pollution free energy.
 
Campaigners for renewable energy and the environment following the poll called for Scottish ministers to embrace a vision to make Scotland the European Union's (EU) first fully renewable nation.

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Campaigners hail first grid-connected offshore tidal power in Scotland

Tidal energy company celebrates having first commercial model connected to the grid

NOVA INNOVATION, Edinburgh-based tidal power specialists and engineers, have deployed the world’s first fully-operational, commercially based and grid-connected offshore tidal array in Shetland.

Two out of a series of three 100 kW turbines have been deployed this month, making the group the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to a national grid.

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