After four decades of promise Britain seems to be on the verge of discovering how to turn the tides and the waves into useable electricity. All that’s holding the industry back is money. Money, and the fearsome engineering difficulties of building and maintaining power stations in the harshest conditions imaginable.
For ‘Costing the Earth’ Tom Heap travels to Orkney to meet the international cast of maritime engineers welding, soldering and modelling their way toward a low carbon Nirvana.
Producer: Alasdair Cross.