Swansea seeks private partners to revive tidal lagoon project

The UK Government refused to back Tidal Lagoon Power’s project earlier this year

UK Government refuses to back £1.3bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project

It said using public funds for the project could not be justified

Welsh Government offers £200m for Swansea Bay tidal project

First Minister Carwyn Jones said the project can only proceed if the UK Government commits to an “appropriate” contract for difference arrangement

MPs to probe government’s Swansea Bay tidal considerations

They have criticised the government on the failure to reach a decision on whether it will support the project

Wales offers to directly invest in Swansea Bay lagoon

The Welsh Government has offered to invest in the £1.3 billion Swansea Tidal Lagoon project. The money is intended to kickstart plans for the clean project nearly a year after the Hendry Review backed it as a cost-effective pilot to test the technology – the local council has set up a clock to track the […]

Grid connection secured for Cardiff tidal lagoon

Tidal Lagoon Power has secured the grid connection for its project in Wales. It has reached an agreement with National Grid over plans to build the £8 billion project, which is expected to power every home in Wales. Located between Cardiff and Newport, it would be the first tidal lagoon power plant at full-scale. The […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon branded ‘hideously expensive’

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is “hideously expensive” and offshore versions of the technology could provide power at a quarter of the price. That’s according to Dale Vince, the founder and CEO of UK renewable energy firm Ecotricity, who has called on the government to resist pressure to back the £1.3 billion facility. Mr Vince claims Tidal Lagoon […]

MPs urge government to support tidal project

More than 100 MPs are urging the UK Government to back the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. Their letter to Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark urges him to consider the recommendations of a report published last month. The Hendry Review suggested the ‘pathfinder’ project in Swansea would kick-start a tidal industry which could play […]

Former energy minister to lead tidal lagoon review

A group that will assess the feasibility of tidal lagoons in the UK will be led by former Energy Minister Charles Hendry. He will be supported by a team of seconded civil servants for the Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons. It follows an announcement of the review earlier this year. Mr Hendry was part of […]

Green light for £1bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon in Wales. The decision follows a recommendation made by the Planning Inspectorate and an examination process. Tidal Lagoon Power said it will now negotiate how much subsidy it can receive for the 500GWh of low carbon electricity it is expected to […]