Second evidence session on A Severn Barrage?
30 January 2013
The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence in public on A Severn Barrage? at 9.15am on Wednesday 30 January 2013 in Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster.
Hafren Power Ltd
- Gregory Shenkman, Chairman, Hafren Power Ltd
- Anthony Pryor CBE, Chief Executive, Hafren Power Ltd
- Ian Gardner, Director, UKMEA Board, Arup
- Professor Roger A. Falconer, Expert Panel, Hafren Power and CH2M HILL-Halcrow Professor of Water Management, Cardiff University
- Andre Karihaloo, Head of Operations, Hafren Power Ltd
- Andrew Shirley, Chief Surveyor, The Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
- Johnny Gowdy, Programme Director, Regen SW
- Rupert Armstrong Evans, Proprietor, Evans Engineering and Power Company Ltd
- Vincent de Laleu, Offshore & Marine Engineering, EDF Energy
Timings are approximate.
The session will explore a range of issues, including:
- The potential cost of the Hafren Power proposals, both in terms of construction cost and Government support required;
- The environmental impacts of the proposed barrage to the estuary and surrounding land and wildlife habitats;
- EU legislation and how this impacts upon the Hafren Power barrage proposal;
- The potential socio-economic impacts of a barrage for industry and tourism;
- Alternative technologies and other proposals for tidal facilities in the Severn;
- The impact on the interests of private landowners and farmers in the area;
- The experience of tidal power at the EDF facility in La Rance, France.
Written evidence from witnesses
Read written evidence submitted to the Committee by the witnesses appearing:
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