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Withdrawing government investment from the £1bn clean energy project would be ‘utter madness’, says Tim FarronIt would be “utter madness” for the government to withdraw its support at this late stage from a £1bn revolutionary tidal energy scheme at Swansea Bay, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron will tell his party’s spring conference in Cardiff on Saturday
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2016-02-06 01:01:04
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Gupta family’s investment of around £10m will finance development of the technology in the UK and IndiaThe development of tidal lagoon schemes has received a boost with a commitment of millions of pounds to the technology in the UK and India.The investment by the Gupta family, thought to be around £10m, will give it a substantial stake in Tidal Lagoon Plc, a holding company set up to finance the development of full-scale tidal lagoons to generate clean power in the UK and abroad
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2016-02-01 06:41:49
Thursday, December 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Rising sea levels and tidal waves are washing away coastlines on many of the 196 inhabited islands of the Maldives, and there is no insurance policy to cover the costs.
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2015-12-10 06:13:09
Monday, November 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Prof John Schellnhuber says that if countries implement their pledges made for Paris climate summit it will give huge boost to wind, tidal and solar powerCatastrophic global warming can be avoided with a deal at a crunch UN climate change summit in Paris this December because “ultimately nothing can compete with renewables”, according to one of the world’s most influential climate scientists
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2015-11-09 07:06:25
Monday, September 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Nuclear power may be necessary to limit climate change, but this is the wrong nuclear optionThe case for decarbonising power supplies in order to limit climate change is now beyond challenge. The best way of doing it is as contentious as ever. Every option – carbon capture and storage to reduce coal-fired power stations’ emissions, expanding wind and solar power, developing other renewables such as tidal power, cutting consumption and bringing new nuclear capacity on stream – each has its own daunting problems, although some look a lot cheaper to fix than others
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2015-09-21 13:47:25
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Critics have dubbed it Britain’s ‘pottiest’ renewable energy plan, but supporters of the controversial tidal lagoon project say it can revitalise the area Tyrone O’Sullivan is not an obvious evangelist for the vast Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, lauded by its developers as world leading but dismissed by one critic as Britain’s “pottiest ever” renewable energy project
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2015-09-02 13:16:36