FootprintWire 17.08.11

Scotland’s first grid connected 1MW tidal turbine turned on at the European Marine Energy Centre, in Energy Efficiency News.

Kew launches seed bank for UK native plant species, in The Guardian and The Telegraph.

British Gas sign deal with Hitachi to offer charging points at homes of those whose employers lease them electric vehicles, in Business Green.

Researchers at Harvard University have found an organic molecule that could be used to harvest energy in PV cells, in Nature.

And finally… View a photo gallery of the Planet Solar catamaran, the world’s largest solar powered boat, in The Guardian.

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