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Tidal Impoundment

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

7. To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the viability of tidal impoundment schemes for electricity generation. (277924)

The Severn Tidal Power feasibility study led by my Department is investigating the potential for tidal impoundment in the Severn Estuary. Work so far suggests that three barrage and two lagoon options are potentially commercially and technically viable.