Open Hydro Technology – In the third episode from the amazing isles of Orkney in Scotland, Robert visits EMEC’s test site in the Fall of Warness, to learn about the astounding tidal power generation systems in operation there. There’s a lot going on underneath the surface! Watch this space.
Some People Are Calling On The Government To Increase Funding
Pointing out that recent years have seen a large drop in government funding for all renewables, many people are quick to point out that jobs will be lost without more support.
Reminder that UK government cuts to the Feed-in-Tarriff — which encouraged interest in small to medium-scale hydro, solar and wind technology — had a negative impact on Scotland's rural economy. Solar panel installations fell 97% as FiT was phased out.#NotDeliveringForScotland https://t.co/RmMQHEDRWx
— Seán Ross 🏴 (@SeanRoss0) March 1, 2019
While the MSP Pete Wishart from the SNP in Scotland is trying to stay supportive it is clear that the UK national budget is still very focused on redundant fossil fuels.
Fantastic visit to the A listed hydro power station at Tummel Bridge currently under going maintenance. 1930’s technology still powering Scotland. Thanks to @SSE for showing us round. pic.twitter.com/j4VD3IU39C
— Pete Wishart (@PeteWishart) August 28, 2018
Voices calling for Hydro to be used will not go away.
— All-Energy (@AllEnergy) November 5, 2018