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Tidal Power

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West 9:30 am, 19th March 2015

The belated recognition by the Government of the enormous advantages of tidal power is very welcome. They should examine what has been taking place for the past 50 years at La Rance in Brittany, where the cheapest electricity in the world is being generated. Will the Secretary of State look at the other schemes? The schemes at Newport are far better value than the Swansea scheme. However, we all give a warm welcome to the Government’s recognition that tidal power is a British, eternal, clean, non-carbon and entirely predictable energy source.