Tidal Power

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of tidal impoundment schemes to (a) local economies and (b) the UK economy.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The Government’s 2010 Severn Tidal Power feasibility study [1] assessed in great detail the potential contribution of 5 generic Severn Estuary tidal range schemes to the local and UK economies, including a regional economic impact study [2].

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/1-severn-tidal-power-feasibility-study-conclusions-and-summary-report

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/7-severn-tidal-power-regional-economic-impacts-study

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