A renewables boss has said the tide may be turning for marine energy in Scotland, but warned the sector is at “real risk” due to the removal of government support. Scotrenewables chief executive Andrew Scott cautioned the sector may be about to “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”, just as his firm’s SR2000 tidal turbine located off Orkney smashed all expected targets. The firm announced an industry benchmark last week as the SR2000 generated more power in the past year than the entire Scottish marine energy sector managed in the 12 years prior to its launch. But the tidal chief warned that a lack of UK Government support could snuff out the sector.
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