THE proposed North Wales Tidal Lagoon, could help fill the energy and jobs gaps resulting from Hitachi’s withdrawal from the Wylfa nuclear station on Anglesey. The lagoon would stretch from Llandudno to Rhyl. Hitachi’s announcement follows news that two other nuclear plants, Hinckley B and Hunterston, are to close earlier than expected, leaving the National Grid increasingly reliant on unpredictable and intermittent renewable energy sources. Henry Dixon, chairman of North Wales Tidal Energy, the company behind the North Wales Tidal Lagoon said: “The past fortnight has really underlined the case for tidal lagoons. The reliability, predictability and sheer scale of a large tidal lagoon, will generate enough electricity for virtually every home in Wales.
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