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Community Trust To Allow Local Ownership of Tidal Energy Scheme in Glenelg, Scotland

Glenelg community trust makes waves over tidal energy scheme

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Kylerhea Narrows,Glenelg and Kylerhea. Photo courtesy Google Earth.
THE Scottish Government is actively considering radical proposals which would see Glenelg and surrounding communities taking a stake in a tidal energy scheme proposed for the Kylerhea narrows,The Oban Times can reveal.
This follows face-to-face talks in Edinburgh between First Minister Alex Salmond and Glenelg and Arnisdale Development Trust (GADT) representatives,at which they proposed a Community Renewable Development Fund (CRDF) to finance community investment in local green energy projects.
The ambitious plan would start at Kylerhea,where Marine Current Turbines propose at £44million scheme between Skye and the mainland.
For the full story see The Oban Times,March 15 2012 or on line atwww.obantimes.co.uk/digital

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