Swansea tidal lagoon costs exceeded benefits, documents show

The most optimistic estimate of benefits of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon were less than the project’s cost to the electricity system, according to new documents published by the government this week

Plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay include a 4km long, 12-metre-high wall (image: Tidal Lagoon Power)
Tidal wall of the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

The most optimistic estimate of benefits of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon were less than the project’s cost to the electricity system, according to new documents published by the government this week.

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