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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


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

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