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Marine Renewable Energy

Pelamis wave power generatorThe seas around Scotland have the potential to provide us with a sustainable, renewable energy source with:

  • Up to 25% of Europe's tidal power and 10% of its wave power
  • Around 25% of the European offshore wind resource potential

The Scottish Government is firmly committed to the development of a successful marine renewable energy industry in Scotland. It has committed to achieving the EU 2020 target - 20% of EU's energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020 - through a stated target of meeting 100% of Scotland's electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020.




More about the future plans for offshore wind, wave and tidal activity

Policy Initiatives

Aquaculture Bill

Information and background details about policy initiatives to support offshore renewable energy

Science & Research


Read about the latest science and research being undertaken