Tidal Power or Tidal Energy is a form of Hydropower that uses the natural rise and fall of the tides to create energy for electrical generation. Tidal plants can only be installed along coastlines. So, this seems like the rational move to make on our Coastlines in Ireland.
Ireland is currently the 2nd worst performing country in Europe when it comes to tackling greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint. Only about 9% of our energy is coming from renewable sources. With the prospect of hefty fines on the horizon from the EU for not meeting our 2020 carbon reduction target of 20%, there is a growing need to reduce our emissions quickly and efficiently.