Blog: The need to redirect regulators to reach net zero

We get a lot of visitors coming to see what we are up to in Orkney. In the last few months we have welcomed three UK Ministers, MPs and MSPs of every hue and civil servants from multiple disciplines. I believe all go away impressed by what is going on here and invigorated by the Read More »

Blog: EMEC welcomes UK Hydrogen Strategy commitment to drive future research and demonstration projects

Orkney recognised for leading role in developing green hydrogen economy The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its Hydrogen Strategy this week. The document outlines ambitions for the role that hydrogen might play in our future decarbonised energy system and commits the government to developing policies to support the delivery Read More »

Blog: Neil Kermode reflects on hosting the future King

So when you get the call saying the future King is interested in coming to see your work what do you say? You can guess! It was a huge privilege to host the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in May. The abiding impression they left was one of genuine interest in the Read More »

Blog: #choosetochallenge – pursuing gender equality in renewables

Today, 8th March, is International Women’s Day (IWD). This date has become increasingly significant over recent years. Together with numerous other initiatives and importantly, key activists and leaders, it has driven gender equality to the top of the agenda amongst other critical diversity and discrimination issues. This year’s IWD theme is #choosetochallenge, raising a hand Read More »

Blog: Dive into marine energy at home

Over the years we have sought to interact with younger generations in Orkney to share our experience and learnings in the renewable energy sector, raise awareness of future career opportunities and help develop the future workforce. Our team of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Ambassadors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences on Read More »

Blog: Turning the tide on marine energy

Our oceans are an abundant source of energy which can support a global energy transition and drive a blue economy. However, a clear and accessible route to market is required, writes Eileen Linklater, External Relationship Manager, EMEC. Barriers to commercialising marine energy One of the major barriers to commercialising marine energy has been the lack Read More »

Blog: EMEC in review 2020

2020 has been a challenging, strange year for all. At EMEC, like across the world, we have learnt to adapt and build up resilience to new challenges, first and foremost, keeping our staff, partners and community safe. Despite well-known difficulties faced this year, we are very inspired by the successes that we, and the renewables Read More »

Blog: Paul Tait on starting a new job during a pandemic

Having graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Marine Biology in Summer 2019, Paul Tait moved home to save before going travelling. Then COVID-19 hit and Paul was furloughed from his job in hospitality. Luckily for Paul (and EMEC) we advertised a maternity cover post of Environmental and Consents Officer which fitted perfectly with Paul’s Read More »

Blog: Testing the power performance of marine energy devices

Oceans offer a massive source of energy; the power harnessed from waves, tides, currents and ocean temperature differentials can be used to power homes, transport and industry. Within this past decade, the cumulative energy produced from wave and tidal stream energy alone has increased from less than 5 GWh in 2009 to approximately 45 GWh Read More »

Blog: Orkney energy revolution key to green recovery

As a proud member of Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF), we’ve been working in partnership with over the last few weeks to bring you this video highlighting Orkney’s renewable energy expertise. The video features some of the pioneering initiatives taking place in Orkney to decarbonise and build a greener, more sustainable, future for the Read More »







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