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Scotland Leading The UK In Progress To Carbon Neutral

"At the end of the BBC Scotland Breakfast, 2 minute insert, this morning, around 06:30am: ‘Work is starting on a 30 tonne wave machine to generate power off Orkney. The device which is 20 metres long will be deployed at sea in the autumn. It’s been designed in Edinburgh and those behind the project say it’s a milestone in Scotland being at the forefront of leading the UK to being carbon neutral’."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Discovery Of Bridging Technology For Reducing Carbon Emissions?

"A new family of chemical compounds has been discovered that could revolutionise fuel cell technology and help reduce global carbon emissions. Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have described it as a ‘needle in a haystack’ discovery. The chemical compounds – collectively known as hexagonal perovskites – could be the key to unlocking the potential of ceramic fuel cells."
https://theorkneynews.scot

Scotland's Pumped Storage Hydro Capacity

"We have repeatedly called, and will continue to do so, for the UK Government to exercise its powers to ensure a viable route to market that will provide sufficient revenue certainty to underpin the investment case for developers of pumped storage hydro projects. We believe this would be of great benefit to GB energy consumers, by ensuring the resilience of electricity supplies, as well as complementing growth in renewable energy generation."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Scottish Government Helps World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine

"From Energy Voice yesterday: Orbital Marine Power has teamed up with Swedish engineer SKF for its power train supply on the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. This will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2020. Orbital has been working with SKF for the supply of critical bearing and sealing components since 2011 in both its 250kW unit and the SR2000-2MW unit, which produced more than 3GWh of electricity over its initial 12-month test programme. The announcement also follows the Scottish Government’s award of a £3.4 million grant to Orbital Marine."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com