Global warming has concentrated the minds of politicians and public alike and the economic effects have been starkly illustrated by the Stern Report: The Economics of Climate Change 2006 (see downloads section). This report has, almost overnight, brought the whole renewable energy question into the heart of policy for all major UK and Scottish political parties.
Global warming is driving forward an expansion of interest in the commercial development of sources of renewable energy. At the forefront of these is tidal power because it is:
Global warming necessitates a sea change in attitudes towards both our creation and use of energy and in the way all human beings utilise their planet. This coming change will provide a commercial opportunity for those far sighted investors willing to get involved.
Taken from ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ – Al Gore