Research and analysis

1. Severn tidal power feasibility study: conclusions and summary report

Findings from the investigation into the potential for tidal power energy projects on the Severn estuary.

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Following a positive recommendation from the Sustainable Development Commission, a 2-year cross-government feasibility study was launched to inform a decision whether or not to promote a scheme to generate electricity from the tides of the Severn estuary. The study has looked at 5 potentially feasible scheme options in outline and assessed their costs, benefits and risks.