This country possesses a potential energy source that is inexhaustible, predictable, secure and carbon-free yet one that is almost completely unexploited. Unlike the wind, which can stop blowing when it is needed; or the sun, which we see all too rarely; or coal, gas and oil which are either running out or need to be imported; or nuclear, which has it dangers, this power generator would be long-lasting, uncontroversial and safe. It is the sea. Within the next week, a report attempting to answer that question will be delivered to the Government by Charles Hendry, the former energy minister who was commissioned six months ago to consider the feasibility of a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. Backers hope he will recommend that ministers give it the go-ahead, ushering in a new era of sea-generated power.
Telegraph 1st Nov 2016 read more »