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The Technology Moves on in the 1980s

  • David ElliottEmail author
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Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)

Abstract

In the 1980s, the emphasis of the UK renewables programme shifted to wind energy, with some companies becoming involved with significant projects, including a 3 MW wind turbine. The review of tidal barrages, seen as promising, also continued, as did work on geothermal energy, with a test project in Cornwall. But, despite it being relegated to the ‘long shot’ category, interests in (and conflicts over) wave energy still remained. Although, with public funding becoming increasingly tight, under a Conservative government, the emphasis moved even more on to costs.

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  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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