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Tidal Power

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has any plans further to increase funding for research and development of tidal power.

Tidal energy is one of the United Kingdom's most promising renewable energy resources and my right hon. Friend has announced an enlarged £5·5 million programme of research and development on tidal power which is aimed at reducing uncertainty on costs, performance, and regional and environmental issues.