The threat of climate change should lead the government to look again at harnessing tidal power in the Severn Estuary, ministers have been told. Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, has urged the government to “harbour” the energy from the Severn Estuary – which he said could be the “second-largest source of tidal power in the world” – if it is going to cut the UK’s carbon emissions. According to United Nation scientists, world leaders have only 12 years to put measures in place to prevent the world’s temperatures from rising by 1.5C.
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Orkney tidal development firm Orbital Marine Power has today revealed the new design for its commercial production tidal turbine. The two megawatt (MW) Orbital O2 has a target deployment of 2020. The new turbine design will be launched at the tidal test base at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital Marine Power said “The Orbital O2 is a low cost solution for future commercial projects and builds on the features which made the SR2000 an industry breakthrough.
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