Tidal Power: Newport

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the city of Newport of the proposed tidal lagoon power project.

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 the potential for a tidal lagoon near Newport as part of 5 generic Severn Estuary tidal range schemes.

No assessment has been made of the Cardiff tidal lagoon recently proposed by developer Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd.

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

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