MPs try to put Severn Barrage back on agenda

A Commons committee wants a barrage re-examined despite the idea having been recently dismissed

The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into the possibility of a Severn Barrage – just two years after the government comprehensively rejected one (ENDS Report, October 2010).

“The government concluded there was not a strategic case for public investment in tidal energy schemes... but did not preclude a privately financed scheme coming forward,” the committee says. “Recent reports suggest that private financing may now be available.”

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