This weekend the 2009 Renewables Festival launches across Scotland, showcasing renewable energy projects around the country. As global energy demands continue to rise and the impacts of climate change increase, governments are setting increasingly challenging targets to reduce fossil fuel consumption and increase the generation of energy from renewable sources.
The marine environment can potentially provide energy from wind, waves and tides as well yielding biomass from the high productivity of marine plants.
Here at SAMS, our renewable energy research focuses on a variety of themes,
from the potential impacts of marine tidal turbines on dolphins and other mobile marine life to the potential for seaweeds to provide the fuels of the future. Read more about our renewables research here...