EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Scottish government was given a lead role in developing marine-energy technology following a meeting of British and Scottish ministers.
Scottish politicians are now charged with finding new ways of generating electricity through marine energy in the waters around Britain and Ireland, The Scotsman reports.
It will be the British government's task to examine proposals for the necessary improvements and additions to the electric-grid infrastructure.
The ministers believe marine energy could provide as much as 60,000 megawatts.
Despite budget worries, the ministers agreed that researching clean and reliable energy sources should be explored.