Tidal project 'affordable cost'
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Tidal lagoon renewable energy power plan 'affordable'

Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay will be backed in a government-funded review on Thursday.

Charles Hendry will publish his report into the viability of the renewable energy technology later which will recommend the UK builds the lagoon to capture energy from the sea.

There are hopes of developing a network of larger lagoons around the UK coast.

The UK government still needs to agree on a deal and a marine licence would also need to be approved.

Speaking ahead of the report, former UK Energy Minister Mr Hendry said he believed the tidal lagoon industry could be affordable.

  • 12 Jan 2017
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