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Hendry Review backs tidal lagoons

Hendry Review backs tidal lagoons


The government-commissioned Hendry Review has said tidal lagoons can play a cost-effective role in the UK’s energy mix. The report, published on Thursday 12 January, said that moving ahead with a pathfinder project in Swansea Bay would be “a no-regrets policy”. Charles Hendry said: “I don’t believe there would be any debate in decades to come about whether this was the right thing to do, even if it ended up as the only lagoon constructed––but I would expect it is much more likely to be seen as the decision which started a new industry, and all done at the cost of a small number of pence to consumers each year.” But consumer group Citizens Advice expressed concern about the cost of the project relative to other low-carbon technologies.

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