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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...
Severn Barrage

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

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Severn Barrage

Severn barrage faces economic rather than environmental hurdles

Mark Jansen

30th June, 2010

The coalition Government's silence on the Severn tidal barrage may be a reflection of the high economic costs rather than the environmental concerns surrounding the project more...
Vol. 10 No. 5 - June 1980 Ecologist Magazine

The Ecologist June 1980: Tidal barrages: boon or blight?

Gordon Rattray Taylor

June 1980

Thirty years ago this month, Gordon Rattray Taylor wrote ‘Tidal barrages: boon or blight?’, looking at the feasibility of tidal power in the UK; something that is still being discussed today 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...
Dan Box

Oi! You nicked my reef!

Dan Box

3rd August, 2009

In the cut-throat world of clean energy investment, is it more important that things are done for the right reason, or that the right thing gets done? We may not like the answer... more...
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Is a reef better than a barrage for the Severn?

Peter Bunyard

10th February, 2009

The Severn Estuary, earmarked as a potentially huge source of energy, has been met with increasing concerns over serious environmental damage. A report from 2008 by Frontier Economics found that justification for the Severn Barrage is slim - both economically speaking and on environmental grounds. Peter Bunyard takes a look at an innovative solution that has similarities with a tidal reef. 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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