It is generally acknowledged that Orkney’s natural environment offers significant potential for the generation of electricity from renewable sources, particularly wind, wave and tidal stream. In recognising Orkney’s potential, a significant new industry has begun to emerge within the county.
Renewable energy currently offers Orkney a critical, but time-limited opportunity to develop a world leading industry which could offer the area significant long-term and sustainable economic and social benefits. The Council is driving forward initiatives to:
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