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Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he has commissioned research into the potential siting of generators which capture energy from very large ocean swell; and if he will make a statement. (201938)

The Department has published detailed information on the UK’s wave energy resource in the “Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources: A Strategic Environmental Assessment Report, March 2008”. This can be accessed on the Department’s Strategic Environmental Assessment website at:

http://www.offshore-sea.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info .php?categoryID=21&documentedID=25