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Cancellation of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is a betrayal of Britain’s energy and economic future

by Steve Beasant on 25 June, 2018

Commenting on the Government’s decision to scrap the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon former Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey said:

“This is a betrayal of Britain’s energy and economic future – and will be particularly devastating in Wales.

“Britain is an early leader in tidal power and has the potential to become the world champion. Tidal lagoons are the smartest way to take this opportunity. Yet the Conservatives are effectively killing it.

“The Government is talking utter nonsense on the price of tidal and have failed to engage in the facts.

“Swansea Bay, as a pathfinder experiment, would add only 30p a year to people’s bills and the next lagoon would be 80 times cheaper than Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Liberal Democrats will continue to make the case for tidal lagoons and campaign to make sure the Conservatives pay the political price for this historic mistake.”

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