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How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy

Categories: Articles:Environment | Published: 21/01/2019 | Views: 301

A tech revolution – and an abundance of wind and waves – mean that the people of Orkney now produce more electricity than they can use.

It seems the stuff of fantasy. Giant ships sail the seas burning fuel that has been extracted from water using energy provided by the winds, waves and tides. A dramatic but implausible notion, surely. Yet this grand green vision could soon be realised thanks to a remarkable technological transformation that is now under way in Orkney.

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