Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New Wave Energy Centre in Scotland

A new European wave energy research centre has been officially open in Orkney, Scotland. Scotland is one of the world's centres for wave power research and development.

The British government had committed to generating 10% of the UK's
electricity from renewable sources by 2010. However the British P.M.
Tony Blair has already admitted this target is "challenging". Which
is political speak for "we aren't going to hit the target with our
present policies although we'd like to pretend we will"

Meanwhile Portugal has commited 3 times more money to incentives.
And I thought the U.K. was supposed to be a rich country.

BBC News Article on Wave Power