Severn barrage to be reviewed


I’m not so knee-jerk anti nuclear that I’d support any Uranium free alternative, so I’m dubious about plans for a tidal barrage running all the way across the River Severn. Even if it might, as projected, generate 5% of the country’s energy supply it looks like another example of the Government thinking big and getting things horribly wrong. My vote is for smaller barrage lagoons on all the country’s large estuarys, bottom mounted tidal turbines up and down the rivers and generators built into sea wall replacements.

Tuesday’s energy review recommended further study of the Severn barrage, but cautioned on its potential environmental impact.

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