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Plans for world's first tidal power plant
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am reasonably hopeful that a tidal lagoon if built will actually produce the claimed power with reasonable reliability.
If instead the money was spent on nuclear, then I am less hopeful that the power will actually be produced.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"tidal lagoon project thrown out"

Regrettably in my view. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44589083
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a complicated situation. It is really expensive. Cutting demand or building new generating capacity with off-shore wind would be a lot cheaper low-carbon solutions. But one thing that makes us more cost sensitive than perhaps we should be is the way the subsidy is paid through our bills. This is a horribly regressive way to pay for things, and creates understandable backlash.

Personally, as a chartered engineer living nearby, I would have like to see the project go ahead, but I can understand why it probably wasn't a good idea.
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