1. RENEWABLE ENERGY:
Clean, green and unobtrusive, wave and tidal energy projects appeal to Scots
STROMNESS, Scotland -- What looks like a 590-foot, orange caterpillar spends its days undulating on the frothy tips of waves here as they break several hundred yards off the rocky coast. Its name is Pelamis, a device designed by three energy visionaries to turn wave energy into electricity. Here and at several other sites dotted around the Orkney Islands, the European Marine Energy Centre provides a test bed for Pelamis and numerous other wave and tidal energy devices.