A Scottish engineering firm has called on the UK and Scottish governments to create “crucial” connections to help the country’s marine energy sectors. Glasgow-headquartered Malin Group claims it is vital that Scotland’s growing wave and tidal stream industries are “nurtured and encouraged” in the Highland and Islands to allow greater commercialisation of the technology. The firm supports a proposal advanced by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney for an Innovation Power Purchase Agreement (IPPA) to close the gap between technical feasibility and commercial application. In a submission to a UK Government consultation on the future of Contracts for Difference (CfD), the auction mechanism used to subsidise renewable technologies, Malin proposes separating offshore wind from others including floating wind, solar, biomass, wave and tidal stream.
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