THE British government has given the go-ahead to the construction of a huge tidal energy project at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland as well as two projects off Scotland and England. The UK is tiptoeing forward on efforts to boost a sector that could generate 40pc of Northern Ireland’s electricity by 2020. The present rate is 14pc. The Crown Estate, which administers land and offshore development rights, said the three projects could proceed further with their plans subject to final approval from regional authorities following public consultation.
Irish Independent, 16/11/12. Read the full article ‘Green light for tidal energy plans‘.