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Blog: 2021 review

2021 has been a ‘big year’. COP26 brought the attention of the world back to the increasingly desperate need to decarbonise our economy. The spotlight was therefore very much on Orkney and EMEC’s work, customers and partners in a big way. This gave us an excellent opportunity to show all that we are involved in, Read More »

Press release: Neil Kermode awarded Lennard-Senior Prize

Neil Kermode, Managing Director at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has won the Lennard-Senior Memorial Prize for the second time. The Lennard-Senior Memorial Prize has been awarded annually since 2011 in memory of two of the original members of The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)’s Marine Renewable Energies Committee (MREC) – Don Lennard and Read More »

Press release: Isle of Wight tidal power project gains consent

Planning permission has been granted for the onshore elements of a ground-breaking tidal energy generation project: Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre. The Isle of Wight Council unanimously approved the construction of a substation within the Southern Water Services compound to the west of Ventnor. This approval is a huge boost to the UK’s renewable energy sector. Read More »

Vacancy: Orkney Renewables Marketing Officer

EMEC is the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters. We are committed to supporting the transition to net zero and are also pioneering developments in green hydrogen and island energy systems. Orkney Renewables Marketing Officer £18,849 – £20,943 plus contributory pension  We are recruiting for an Orkney Renewables Marketing Officer to Read More »

Press release: EMEC named Champion of Renewables

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has scooped the Champion of Renewables award at the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh. The Scottish Green Energy Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations in Scotland’s renewable energy industry. The Champion of Renewables award recognises individuals, teams and organisations that play an important role in Read More »

Press release: UK Government backs tidal power

The UK Government has announced its biggest investment in a generation into tidal power, kickstarting a new chapter for the UK’s tidal energy industry. The UK Government will invest £20 million per year across the UK in tidal stream electricity as part of its flagship renewable energy auction scheme. This will strengthen energy security by Read More »

Press release: One week to save the future of tidal stream energy in the UK

Leading figures in the marine energy sector have warned that the UK’s world-leading position can only be maintained with “practical support from Government to match its undoubted goodwill”. The key issue is that, while funding for tidal stream energy has theoretically been made available, there is no ring-fenced “minima” committed specifically to the technology through Read More »

Press release: EMEC named H&I Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year having won the Rural Blue Award at The SHIREs (Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy) Awards. The SHIREs celebrate Scotland’s modern rural economy, from the traditional to the innovative, from land and trees to the sea. Home to over two Read More »

Press release: Mocean Energy Blue X completes sea trials at EMEC

Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave energy machine has returned to dock after a successful five-month test period at sea. The 20-metre long, 38-tonne wave machine has been towed from the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) Scapa Flow test site to Kirkwall and has been lifted onto Hatston Pier, where it will be cleaned, inspected, and Read More »

Press release: Scottish Government launch Hydrogen Action Plan

The Scottish Government published its draft Hydrogen Action Plan yesterday [10 November 2021] which outlines a 5-year programme to help build Scotland’s hydrogen economy and deliver an ambition for the technology to provide nearly a sixth of Scotland’s energy needs by 2030. Backed by more than £100 million of funding announced in 2020, the draft Read More »







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