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Opinion: Tidal power can help cut carbon emissions

Andrew Crossland says we should invest in tidal lagoons to increase the diversity of our energy supplies and reduce our carbon emissions

The UK is committed to carbon reduction in all sectors of the economy, be that electricity, heating, transport, agriculture or industry. The recently announced project to build a 320MW tidal power station at Swansea Bay has drawn much attention in the media and is lauded by the government as a “mega-project” to help generate sustainable local energy and assist with climate goals.

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