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We'll sell the sea

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SIGNIFICANT tracts of Jersey's territorial waters could be rented out to European companies to build wind- or wave-power farms, the Environment Minister has said.

Although it is a move that has been hinted at in the past, Rob Duhamel's comments at a Scrutiny hearing yesterday are believed to be the first official confirmation that the States is considering boosting its income by allowing foreign companies to harness the Island's natural resources to generate renewable energy in exchange for payment.

And he told the Environment Scrutiny panel that preparations behind the scenes were progressing well to allow the plan to become a reality sooner rather than later.

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