Massive tidal turbine project wins approval

A huge new tidal turbine project to be situated off the coast of Scotland has been given the green light.

The Scottish government has approved plans for the £40 million site to be built in the waters south of Port Askaig.

It is also the first project of this variety to have been approved by Marine Scotland.

Work is scheduled to begin in 2013 on the ScottishPower Renewables’ 10MW tidal stream project, which will be the world’s largest site of its kind on completion.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney said the new structures will create energy to power around 5,000 homes – a figure twice that needed to provide electricity for the homes on the nearby island of Inslay.

“There is simply nothing like it consented anywhere else in the world,” Mr Swinney added.

Another environmentally-friendly scheme that has recently been announced is for Zero C to construct new dwelling is Chichester that comply with eco-standards.

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