Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide research funding for an assessment of the potential effect of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon on 10 year fishing spawning cycles; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department considers funding for a range of research activities and is carefully considering the recommendations contained in Charles Hendry’s recent report on tidal lagoons.

Any decisions arising from the Review, including whether to proceed with the Swansea Bay project, will need to balance the priorities of security of supply, affordability and meeting our climate change obligations.

We understand that Natural Resources Wales are currently examining the developer’s marine licence application.

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