Overview

The seas around Scotland have the potential to provide us with a sustainable, renewable energy source. In addition to the National Marine Plan, Scottish Ministers have also taken forward initiatives to support the sustainable development of offshore renewable energy including Sectoral Marine Plans, a Marine Licensing manual and a scientific research framework to improve our knowledge of the marine environment and the potential effects of marine and offshore renewable energy.

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Background

The Scottish Government is firmly committed to the development of a successful and sustainable offshore renewable energy industry in Scotland and has a stated target of meeting 100% of Scottish demand for electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Indeed Scotland is well placed to take a global lead in the exploitation of renewable energy sources at sea with a massive marine renewables potential of an estimated 25% of Europe’s tidal resource, 25% of its offshore wind resource and 10% of its wave potential.

More information on Marine Scotland’s marine and offshore renewable energy policies and projects can be found in the stakeholder brief.

Contact

Email: marinescotland.gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:
Marine Scotland
Mailpoint 11
1B South
Victoria Quay
EDINBURGH
EH6 6QQ