Subsea 2018: Oil downturn has brought ‘huge opportunity for wave energy’. Jonathan Hodges, senior innovation engineer for Wave Energy Scotland (WES), has essentially turned up to Subsea Expo 2018 to be a voyeur. He’s here to speak to those who know subsea and convince them of the merits of wave energy in his role as part of WES’s wider directive. Hodges mandate is to let people know that wave energy is the next smart renewable energy opportunity in Scotland. The offshore subsea sector has something he wants: innovative ideas, knowledge and experience.
Energy Voice 9th Feb 2018 read more »
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said wave and tidal energy has taken “major steps forward” despite a £10m prize for innovation never being awarded. The Saltire Prize was launched by Alex Salmond in 2008 to push marine energy towards commercial success. A decade later, two major competitors have gone bust and none has managed to fulfil the prize’s criteria. The first minister said the path to commercialisation was longer and more difficult than initially anticipated.
BBC 8th Feb 2018 read more »