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Renewable energy link to be forged with universities

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GUERNSEY is teaming up with three UK universities to investigate ways in which the island's waters could be used to develop renewable energy.

GUERNSEY is teaming up with three UK universities to investigate ways in which the island's waters could be used to develop renewable energy.

The Commerce and Employment renewable energy team wanted to ensure that Guernsey was able to reap benefits from new technology.

'In the long term, Guernsey will be able to use renewable energy from its own resources,' said RET chairman Deputy Robert Sillars (pictured).

'In addition to low-carbon energy from a more secure supply, we see that Guernsey has the potential to be a centre of excellence for the research and educational aspects associated with renewable energy. We can build up significant intellectual property in Guernsey around renewable energy and sowing seeds with universities now should reap rewards in the future.'

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