Concerns over EU renewable energy investment for West of Scotland after Brexit
Scotland's renewables sector is booming, but could be at risk due to Brexit
€9.3m OF EU funding for tidal energy research in the west of Scotland is secure for the 55-month duration the money has been allocated for - even if the UK leaves the EU within that timeframe - but the future of Scotland's growing renewables sector is now uncertain.
Belgian marine experts test in Scottish waters as Brexit storm approaches
Belgian wave-power consortium to test its new storm protection system off Orkney
A BELGIAN-LED wave power commercial group is testing a new “storm device” machine that protects tidal turbines from extreme weather.
As part of an EU Commission funded project, the tested device will be trialed at the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
However, ongoing fears linger that the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will jeopardise future engineering collaborations in Scotland.
Scots wave power expertise behind Chinese green tech sector boom
Scotland joins with European countries to aid Chinese renewables development
SCOTLAND’S wave and tidal technology sector is playing a key role in research and development of Chinese renewables.
EU funded Scots experts in tidal and wave energy who work at the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are helping to build testing centres in China.
Scottish tidal energy defies Brexit to win EU funding for new turbine project
EU gives backing to Scottish tidal power to develop the next stage of commercial energy
NOVA INNOVATION, a Scottish tidal energy company, has gained EU funding for a new direct drive tidal turbine which it claims could increase the commercial potential of Scotland’s tidal energy sector.