Offshore renewables schemes tailor made for their locations could be used to help develop industries such as whisky distilling and fish farming in remote coastal areas and islands, according to a new study. Colin Palmer, head of marine at Crown Estate Scotland, which published the research yesterday, said it showed matching the right technology to the right setting offered “huge potential” for communities across Scotland to benefit. The study explored six scenarios linked to a number of renewable technologies, such as floating wind, wave and tidal energy, and analysed how they could sport the growth of key industries. The findings include a series of suggestions on how the public, private and community sectors can work together to bring down barriers to the development of local level offshore renewables.
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