River Severn: Tidal Power:Written question - HL12994

Asked on: 21 January 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
River Severn: Tidal Power
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of concerns over the future of the Wylfa Newydd and Moorside nuclear power station projects, they will re-examine the viability of the Severn Barrage project.
Answered by: Lord Henley
Answered on: 29 January 2019

The Department undertook a detailed study of the strategic case for a Severn Barrage in 2010 and concluded that there was no strategic case for Government investment in such a project. The Government remains open to considering well developed tidal range projects if they can credibly demonstrate that they represent value for money when compared to other forms of low carbon generation, such as offshore wind.

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