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Planning Granted for World’s First Tidal Lagoon Power Plant


Environmental campaigners have backed plans to build a £1 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea after it was announced the UK Government granted the scheme planning permission. Environmental campaigners say the lagoon could ‘build a clean and safer energy future.' Credit: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon PLC

“Tidal power could further revolutionise Wales’ energy mix – instead of relying on climate-wrecking fossil fuels, it could help us build a clean and safer energy future. There are still a few environmental hurdles to clear – such as the source of the rock to be used – but provided these concerns can be managed and mitigated, tidal lagoons could make a significant contribution to a 100% renewably-powered UK. Investment in the huge potential of tidal power is an exciting step forward, but the Government must also make the most of the proven renewable sources we already have, such as offshore wind and solar, where costs are falling rapidly.”