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Tidal Power: River Mersey

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7522, tabled on 31 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their strategy for the diversification of energy supply, they will re-examine proposals for the construction of a Mersey barrage to generate tidal power.

Answered on

19 April 2022

The Government remains open to well-developed proposals for harnessing tidal range energy, provided that such proposals can demonstrate energy system benefits, plausible environmental impact mitigation strategies, and value for money.