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Tidal Power

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7200, tabled on 22 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage the development of tidal power in the UK.

Answered on

5 April 2022

The Government announced in November that the fourth Contracts for Difference allocation round will feature a £20 million annual ringfenced budget for tidal stream energy.

The Government remains open to considering well-developed proposals for harnessing the tidal range energy in the bays and estuaries around the UK’s coastlines, including barrage schemes and other alternatives. Any proposal would need to demonstrate strong evidence of value for money before the Government could take a view on its potential.