HALIFAX — The government of Nova Scotia has set a target to replace 10% of the province’s current power supply with tidal energy over the next decade and beyond.The provincial Energy Department released a marine energy plan Tuesday that is aiming for 300 megawatts of power to be generated from tidal energy by around 2020.Tidal energy experiments in the Bay of Fundy are part of the province’s aggressive bid to generate 40% of its electricity from renewable resources by that same year.The strategy was based on 27 recommendations made by Bob Fournier, who was hired by the province last fall to lead consultations on the drafting of marine renewable energy legislation.Energy Minister Charlie Parker says the legislation will likely be brought in next spring.

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