Thursday, 15 July 2010

Marine based renewables could provide 50% of Europe's energy needs

The seas around the British Isles could generate enough power to supply up to 50% of Europe's needs its been claimed.

A recent Anglo-Irish summit on Guernsey saw both sides of the Irish Sea vow to continue working together.

Northern Ireland's FIrst Minister is quoted as saying that "while there are initial high costs, I think the more research and development that we have, the more that we share we can drive down those costs".

An experimental scheme in Strangford Lough, installed in 2008, is already hooked up to the National Grid.

You can read the full report on the BBC's website World News pages - click here.

photo credit: mike baird

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