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Freds Marine Energy Group ( MEG) ISBN 978 0 7559 9083 2 (Web only publication) This document is also available in pdf format (892k)
1. Where We Are - State of the Industry
2. Where We Could Be - Scenarios
3. How to Get There - Recommendations: - Finance - Grid - Infrastructure and Supply Chain - Planning - Europe
Conclusions and Next Steps
Annex 1: FREDSMEG RemitAnnex 2: Membership of FREDSMEGAnnex 3: Existing Road Map workAnnex 4: Summary of Existing 2020 Aims
This document focuses on wave and tidal stream technologies, using the phrase "marine energy" to denote both of these generation technologies. The rationale for this focus is that Scotland has great potential for the development of wave and tidal stream energy (with around 25% of Europe's tidal stream resource and 10% Europe's wave resource), but that these technologies are thought to have very different development paths compared to other 'wet renewables' ( e.g. tidal impoundment, marine biomass and offshore wind).
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