Scotland's Seas Chart Potential for
Jan 29, 2009 - The Scotsman
The huge economic potential of marine renewables
in the north of Scotland is to be set out in a masterplan
that will also highlight environmental challenges
The Scottish Government has commissioned a Marine
Spatial Plan for the Pentland Firth and waters around
Orkney, which Alex Salmond, the First Minister, said
was to be the epicentre of Scotland's future in green
The plan will form part of the government's Marine
Bill, which is due out in the spring and intends to
ensure sustainable seas.
Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet secretary for the environment,
said: "Scotland is set to be at the forefront of the
global development of clean, green energy technologies.
Renewables can drive long-term economic recovery,
so it is appropriate that the Pentland Firth - often
referred to as the 'jewel in the crown' of our marine
energy potential - is properly mapped to maximise
the full, sustainable economic benefit."
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