Monday, 26 January 2009

Severn, Eight, Nine, Ten

The short-listed projects for energy generation using the tidal power of the Severn estuary to generate 'green' electricity have been announced (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/26/barrage-tidal-severn). Quite a divergence seems to be developing between the engineers/ local political folk who seem to favour a full barrage and various environmental groups who support a range of lesser options involving partial barrages, lagoons and other set ups. The cost versus benefits analyses of the various options seem very difficult to pin down accurately and it is not clear that an entirely balanced choice will emerge.

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