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Offshore Wave Power

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for East Lothian of 23 April, Official Report, column 97, what specific changes to the assessment of offshore wave power costs have been notified to the public by the energy technology support unit recently; and what is the revised official assessment of the cost of large scale duck wave power devices in pounds per kilowatt hour.

No such assessment has yet been concluded. A preliminary report from a contractor on methodology for costings of renewable energy has recently been made available to interested parties in a revised version taking into account comments received on an earlier version. Until the full study on prospects for wave energy referred to in my earlier answer has been completed, revised official assessments of the costs of wave power will not be available.