Energy: Tidal Generation — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 22nd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Renton of Mount Harry Lord Renton of Mount Harry Conservative 2:36 pm, 22nd November 2011

I hope I am allowed to say that I found that a very helpful Answer. Will my noble friend suggest to the Department of Energy that it should create something like a United Kingdom tidal energy enterprise that will manage the growth of tidal power? We have been slow to start and there are now a great many players in the field. Does she agree that it is essential to see that all the eventual profit goes not into the pockets of the large electricity companies but into ensuring that there is cheap, available electricity that will save costs for thousands of homes?