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Government should have backed tidal lagoon warns Prospect

Government should have backed tidal lagoon warns Prospect

Prospect has condemned the government for failing to properly support the bid to build a new tidal lagoon in Swansea.



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Responding to the government's announcement that they will not be supporting the proposed new Swansea Tidal Lagoon, Prospect senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns said:

“It is incredibly disappointing that the government are failing to support this innovative project that has the potential to make a major contribution to the UK energy mix over the coming decades.

“Without serious investment in new energy infrastructure the UK risks being left dependent on energy imports through interconnectors, with serious implications for cost, security, and carbon emissions.

“To avoid this fate the government should be working with the Welsh government and others to support the project in a similar fashion to the Wylfa nuclear plant, an approach that would reduce many of the costs and risks of this new badly needed clean energy infrastructure.”