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    Wave energy project could bring hundreds of jobs to the Western Isles

    Aquamarine Power’s proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs in one of Britain’s most remote communities, according to figures published today. The Edinburgh firm’s 40MW Lewis wave farm – which was fully consented by the Scottish Government earlier this year – could generate between 98 and 200 jobs during construction and inject up to £9 million a year into the Western Isles and wider Highland economy.

    21 Oct 13

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    Scottish islands - a solution in sight?

    For people in the Western Isles, and Orkney and Shetland, the issue of electricity links to the UK mainland has been a long-running sore. Today's report Scottish Islands Renewables Project, published by DECC and the Scottish Goverment concludes there is a clear social and economic case for putting island links in place.

    15 May 13

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    Scottish Island Renewables Project

    For people in the Western Isles, and Orkney and Shetland, the issue of electricity links to the UK mainland has been a long-running sore. This report, published by DECC and the Scottish Goverment concludes there is a clear social and economic case for putting island links in place.

    15 May 13

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    Huge waves recorded off Lewis

    Monster waves the height of a four storey house have just been recorded off the coast of Lewis, according to a BBC report earlier this week. The news is further proof that this Hebridean island's north west coastline boasts some of the best wave energy resource anywhere in the world.

    7 Oct 11

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    Aquamarine Power secures 40MW Lewis seabed leases

    The Western Isles could capitalise on Scotland’s green energy boom following the news today that Aquamarine Power has secured seabed leases to capture up to 40MW of wave energy off the west coast of Lewis.

    19 May 11

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    Arnish capitalises on marine energy boom

    Burntisland Fabrications' Arnish fabrication yard is capitalising on the growth of Scotland's marine energy sector with new work from Aquamarine Power.

    21 Apr 11

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    Arnish capitalises on marine energy boom

    Stornoway Gazette

    21 Apr 11

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    Talking waves on Lewis

    Megan Richardson and Sarah Brock talk to Lewis schoolchildren about wave power.

    28 Mar 11

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