Fabrice Leveque, Climate and Energy Policy Officer at WWF Scotland, has commented on the success  of marine renewables in Scotland.
He stated: “It’s great that Scotland is now home to the world’s first ever large-scale tidal stream farm. It comes hot on the heels of Shetland tidal devices exporting power to the National Grid for the first time and the testing of the world’s most powerful tidal turbine off Orkney. This underlines what we already know, that Scotland has 25 per cent of the EU’s offshore wind and tidal power potential. 
“Alongside measures to improve energy efficiency, marine renewables have the potential to play a significant role in powering our homes and businesses in the future. If we are to secure such a future it’s important that the Scottish Government’s forthcoming energy strategy sets an ambition to secure at least half of our heat, transport and electricity needs from renewables by 2030. Such an ambition will ensure that Scotland maximises the benefits from a transition to a zero-carbon economy.”