Clark: government will not ‘close door’ on Swansea tidal project

Discussions over the future of a proposal to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay are ongoing, with both the Welsh Government and Westminster supporting the project, while acknowledging difficulties

Artist's impression of Swansea tidal lagoon
The project would cost around £1bn, raising concerns about risks to consumers  

The Welsh government has reiterated its support for the tidal lagoon project in a letter to energy secretary Greg Clark but admits the project has “genuine challenges”.

Speaking during House of Commons questions for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department on Monday, Clark said that officials had discussed the project in a meeting with counterparts in the Welsh Government the previous week.

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