Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

Rejection of tidal power lagoon a ‘historic mistake’

by Steve Beasant on 1 June, 2018

Responding to reports that the UK Government is set to reject a £1.3bn project to build a tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: 

“Tidal lagoons are the obvious next step in Britain’s renewable power revolution. The Conservatives’ decision to reject the Swansea Bay pilot against all the evidence, not least in the excellent review by Charles Hendry, is a historic mistake.

“This will mean more expensive electricity in the future for British consumers and leave others to lead the world’s tidal industry. The opposite of what we thought Ministers meant by Industrial Strategy.”

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