Commenting on the Scottish Government’s approval of plans for the world’s largest tidal energy project, to be built in Sound of Islay, Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigner Beth Stratford said:

“This is welcome news indeed. As our recent report the Power of Scotland Secured shows, carefully sited marine renewables have a significant role to play in helping Scotland to end its dependence on risky nuclear and polluting fossil fuels.

Remaining at the forefront of this industry also offers fantastic employment and economic opportunities for Scotland. What’s not to love?”

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