Swell of support for Welsh renewables as nuclear plans fall through. Back in 2018, the plans for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon were rejected by the UK government, but within the same month, Westminster issued a statement outlining their full support for Anglesey’s new £20bn ($25.7bn) nuclear reactor, Wylfa B, writes Jemma King. Wylfa’s perceived virtue, over the clean energy lagoon, was that nuclear represented greater value for money, and that it would create better returns and employment opportunities in the long run. On the back of these factors, the government confirmed that taxpayers would benefit from investing public-purse money into the project. However, this month, after £2bn ($2.5) had already been spent in development (using both taxpayers’ money and investment from Hitachi), the plug was pulled on the venture.
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