Tidal Power

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect that the first tidal lagoon or tidal impoundment scheme will start to generate electricity; and whether they will provide funds to speed up the development of a prototype or first production model.

Photo of Lord Sainsbury of Turville Lord Sainsbury of Turville Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (Science and Innovation)

The bringing forward of any scheme is a matter for the developer. Support for such a development would be available through the renewables obligation mechanism.

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