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ReCharge

27 March 2012

Siemens-owned UK tidal power technology outfit Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is to open its first satellite office, in Inverness, Scotland, to head upcoming development work in the region.

Reuters

26 March 2012

Europe's wave and tidal power technology is likely to disappoint EU expectations for 2020 and take over a decade to contribute to energy supply in a significant way, even though it is chalking up rapid growth and drawing in big industrial investors.

Renews

26 March 2012

Marine Current Turbines has set up shop in the Highlands to drive forward its tidal energy ambitions in Scottish waters. The Siemens company confirmed it will open its first satellite office in Inverness to spearhead its work in Scotland. The new office will be led by David Langston who joins MCT as head of business development from marine energy company Voith Hydro Wavegen.

The Oban Times

15 March 2012

The Scottish Government is actively considering radical proposals which would see Glenelg and surrounding communities taking a stake in a tidal energy scheme proposed for the Kylerhea narrows, The Oban Times can reveal.

BBC News

23 February 2012

Guernsey Electricity has sold its stake in the only commercially operating tidal turbine in the UK.

BBC News

19 February 2012

The government should increase support for wave and tidal power to preserve the UK's global leadership, say MPs.

Guardian

23 January 2012
But the challenge of engineering devices that can survive in the hostile marine environment has left the technology lagging behind other renewable energy sources. Only one device, the Marine Current Turbines operation in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, is so far producing a meaningful amount of electricity for the National Grid.

The Sunday Times

22 January 2012

Southwest England may not have the high-tech chutzpah of California, but Greg Barker, the climate change minister, hopes that one day it will rival the ground-breaking entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley.

BBC News

17 January 2012

The world's first tidal current energy turbine, in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough, has been given an environmental all-clear by a group of scientists.

Al Jazeera

18 December 2011

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The Sunday Times

11 December 2011

Business Green

4 November 2011

German engineering giant Siemens has stepped up its support for the UK's fledgling tidal energy market, after increasing its minority stake in Marine Current Turbines (MCT).

Bloomberg

21 October 2011

Marine Current Turbines Ltd., a U.K. maker of tidal energy technology, said Siemens AG (SIE) plans to “substantially” increase its stake in the company which is seeking to raise as much as 100 million pounds ($157 million) for two projects.

Business Green

20 October 2011

Marine power developers have today celebrated proposed increases in the level of financial support available to the industry, predicting the reforms will help cement the UK's position as one of the world's leading markets for wave and tidal energy projects.

BBC News

20 October 2011
Wave and tidal stream power are set to get more funding in proposed changes to the level of support for renewable energy.

Business Green

12 October 2011
The UK's fledgling marine power sector will take a major step forward today when the Crown Estate confirms it has signed a series of agreements for leases with wave and tidal developers at sites across the country.

BBC News

12 October 2011
A lease has been agreed which could allow the development of what has been described as Wales' first tidal power farm.

reNews Europe

12 October 2011

The Crown Estate has awarded eight agreements for leases to a new generation of wave and tidal energy projects around the Celtic fringes of the UK.

reNews Europe

12 October 2011

The Crown Estate has awarded eight agreements for leases to a new generation of wave and tidal energy projects around the Celtic fringes of the UK.

The Times

14 September 2011

If wind is a mature, proven technology, then wave and tidal power are a long way behind. The privately owned Marine Current Turbines recently hired a chief executive to scale up its exciting but still developmental technology. Attracting new investors is key: MCT has a plan with the German-owned energy company RWE npower renewables to build a ten megawatt tidal project off the coast of Anglesey, ten times bigger than its existing schemes.

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