Government targets on wave energy provision will be "missed" unless significant changes are made to the offshore licensing and lease system, according to the new national body representing wave and tide energy reports Lorna Siggins in this morning's Irish Times here. The Marine Institute also predicted four years ago that the State could be a world leader in energy provision from wave and tide. The northeast Atlantic and the Southern Ocean are identified as the global "bands" with best wave energy potential, giving Ireland and Scotland a competitive advantage.
Warning Over Wave Energy Quota
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