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Tidal Lagoon Power Plans Welcomed

LONDON - Commenting on plans unveiled today to generate electricity from a series of tidal lagoons, Friends of the Earth Cymru director Gareth Clubb said:

“These are exciting plans. Tidal lagoons could play a significant role in generating the nation’s electricity.

“However, the environmental impact of each project must be carefully assessed before they go ahead.

“A sea change in UK energy policy is urgently needed. If we want to build a prosperous low carbon future we must invest in the UK’s huge clean energy potential, instead of encouraging fracking and other sources of dirty fossil fuels.”

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