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Tidal energy gets green light

The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for the first phase of what will be the largest tidal energy project in Europe, the energy minister has said. SNP Fergus Ewing announced plans to build six turbines in the Pentland Firth.

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Turbine backers to get £13 million

The companies behind six turbines to be built in the Pentland Firth will both be awarded the "first array" of taxpayer money designed to support renewable energy.

Aquamarine Power Limited and Pelamis Wave Power will share £13 million, part of the Scottish Government's Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund.

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