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New support call

A cross-party group of 91 MPs have signed a letter to energy minister Claire Perry asking for more support for wave and tidal power.

The letter, written by Conservative MP Richard Graham, chair of the ,
encourages the government to include new policies to support innovative wave and tidal stream technologies in its upcoming Energy White Paper. It says auctions for Contracts for Difference will not bring forward marine renewables, as the sector is at an earlier stage of development than competing technologies such as offshore wind.

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