Shetland Tidal Array First Turbine Goes Live – WWF comment

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Commenting on news that first power has been exported to the grid from a tidal power project on Shetland, WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said: “It’s great to see power exported to the grid from this tidal power project. With some of the most powerful tides in Europe, Scotland is well placed to lead in developing this promising technology, which will help to cut climate emissions and create skilled, green jobs.

“Our islands have an abundance of renewable resources which could bring multiple economic and social benefits to remote and rural communities.. However, if we are to secure these benefits we need each of the political parties to prioritise renewables and commit to ensuring Scotland becomes the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation by 2030.”