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Rance tidal barrage

How France eclipsed the UK with Brittany tidal success story

Robert Williams

10th November

The UK may have turned its back on the Severn barrage but across the channel they have been harnessing tidal energy from the River Rance for more than 40 years - and it may yet point to a way forward for smaller-scale renewable projects more...
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Severn tidal barrage axed as nuclear power plants proposed

Tom Levitt

October 18th, 2010

Plans for a tidal barrage across the River Severn to produce hydroelectric power have been scrapped due to financial constraints as government confirms eight sites for new nuclear power plants more...
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Liberal Democrats support smaller Severn barrage plan

Ecologist

21st September, 2009

Proposals from the Government and Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) would cause 'untold damage' and take decades to set-up, say Liberal Democrats more...
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Severn barrage - is there an alternative?

Mark Anslow, Peter Clark

27th January, 2009

Will the temptation of vast amounts of clean, tidal energy lead us to ignore the chance of serious environmental damage? Mark Anslow and Peter Clark report more...
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Government's advisors give thumbs up to Severn Barrage

News

2nd October, 2007

The Government's Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given the nod to a huge barrage across the Severn estuary which will result in the loss of 145 hectares of protected wetland habitat and a change in the intertidal area of some 14,428 hectares. more...

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