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Isle of Wight tidal energy test site plans unveiled

Plans to create a tidal energy testing site on the seabed off the Isle of Wight have been unveiled.

The proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) will allow prototype energy turbines to be installed off St Catherine's Point.

Fishermen and business owners in Ventnor oppose the centre and claim it will damage shellfish beds.

PTEC said it was carrying out a consultation with the fishing industry and an environmental impact assessment.

  • 20 Mar 2014
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