Government in talks on Severn tidal schemes

Energy minister Charles Hendry has revealed that the government is in talks with companies about tidal power schemes in the Severn Estuary. Just over a week ago the government pulled the plug on a plan for a £30m Severn Barrage which supporters said could have provided enough power for 5% of the UK’s homes. But […]

Huhne scraps Severn barrage

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has scrapped a multi-billion pound scheme for a barrage stretching from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset to Cardiff which would have generated enough electricity for 5% of the UK’s homes. The barrage – a similar construction to a dam – would have cost more than £30bn and has been talked about for decades. […]