“Independence has never been more vital to our health, prosperity and wellbeing. How fortunate we are to be allowed to escape a bouroch not of our making. “
“Sooner rather than later all energy users will be forced to change their source of energy to ones that do not involve fossil fuels.”
And so it was that on Saturday 21st of August 2021, another group of Orcadians, this time led by Dan Lee and the project team of ‘Orkney Energy Landscapes’, took to the hills and re-created that same walk.
Mantle rock in the Oman ophiolite, showing cores of fresh peridotite, brownish serpentinite and white carbonate veins (credit: Juerg Matter, Oman Drilling Project, Southampton University, UK)
Success of Orbital Marine Power’s O2 “a proud moment for Scotland and a significant milestone in our journey to net zero. “
Orbital Marine Power’s O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine,has commenced grid connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.
Growth in energy supply from different sources since 1800 CE (Credit: ourworldindata.org)
The year-long project will see archaeological recording at contemporary energy sites, peat coring, oral history interviewing, fieldwalking, community events and schools workshops.
A project exploring the past, present and future of energy production and its role in shaping the identity of islands communities has been relaunched and is looking for anyone interested in delving into Orkney’s energy heritage.
“If this is the best that the UK system can deliver in terms of protecting consumers in the off-gas grid areas of the north of Scotland then I feel that energy policy needs to be controlled much closer to where the real issues are. “
The new services are available exclusively to Orkney residents who are members of ReFLEX.