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Tidal energy generation in the waters of Alderney

June 1st, 2007 by Robin Le Page

Robin Le Page is a Guernsey Civil Engineer who wrote this paper in collaboration with Alderney Renewable Energy Ltd.

The paper was published by Loughborough University in May 2007.

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Abstract

In the UK the Renewable Energy Obligation will oblige utilities to source at least 10 % of their electricity from renewable sources by 2010. However land based renewable energy technologies are already facing issues owing to land use conflicts. Tidal stream energy generation is a technology which has been developing rapidly over the last 10 years and could provide an efficient source of renewable energy in the future, if potential sites are identified and developed.

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