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. This includes 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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We are 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.




Email: marinescotland.gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

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