Welcoming the announcement of the world’s largest wave power scheme, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said:

“This is great news. Wave power has a huge role to play in making clean, green electricity around the world and Scotland is a global leader in developing this technology. Congratulations to Aquamarine for developing this large-scale proposal.

“Scotland’s energy future looks bright, with large and small scale renewables and energy efficiency set us on course to say goodbye to fossil fuels and nuclear power.”

ENDS

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Per Fischer, Press Office, Friends of the Earth Scotland
t: 0131 243 2719

Notes to Editors

1. Aquamarine Power secures full consent for 40MW Lewis wave energy farm:

www.aquamarinepower.com/news/aquamarine-power-secures-full-consent-for-40mw-lewis-wave-energy-farm

2. Friends of the Earth Scotland is

* Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation
* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 77 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups – covering every continent.
www.foe-scotland.org.uk