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United Kingdom grants leases for Hydrokinetics Sites.

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#1 E3 wise

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

The Crown Estate has awarded three site leases for wave and tidal projects.

The leases, granted as part of the Crown Estate's Further Scottish Leasing (Saltire Prize projects) and Demonstration Leases project, will allow the recipients to license seabed areas within the United Kingdom's Renewable Energy Zone.

  The Crown Estate owns the majority of the seabed within a 12-nautical-mile limit of United Kingdom territorial waters, and the estate has already made available areas for the development of offshore tidal power projects.


#2 Sandra Piddock

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:06 AM

What the UK lacks in land mass, it makes up for in offshore waters, being an island, so this seems to be a sensible way to go for renewable energy. In Spain, wind farms are accepted as part of the scenery, but UK residents have never been pragmatic about wind energy, and have protested strongly each time a new plan was mooted. Maybe they'll take more kindly to offshore power generation.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

Prince Charles has been an advocate for the environment for decades, so it's no surprise they are embracing
change quicker than we are.

Jolly good-smashing. :laugh:

(And what they would call mittens? Barmy, Bollocks or Dodgy and that they were "Cheesed Off about his Olympic
comments.) :laugh: Sorry-totally off topic but everyone needs a smile now and again. :biggrin:

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

They won't call him Mr. President hopefully. Great going UK, keep it moving. Foresight is a great thing to have. Very smart move. Thanks for the information.

#5 E3 wise

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

Three is now news about the first US instillation that I will find and post also.

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