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Severn Barrage

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 16th October 2007.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether a feasibility study of a proposed Severn Barrage will include a cost benefit analysis of similar levels of public investment in energy efficiency and other renewable options.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

The feasibility study, for which the detailed remit and budget are now being scoped, will consider all key aspects of a tidal barrage in the Severn estuary, including environmental, social and economic issues.

A barrage is a unique proposal and the study will look at the opportunity cost of taking it forward as compared to other investment to reduce CO2 emissions from energy.

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