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    Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

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    Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 26 Jun 2018, 1:18 pm

    A decision by the UK government not to back the world's first tidal power lagoon could have been made 18 months ago, according to the man who led an independent review into the plans.

    Charles Hendry backed the 1.3bn Swansea Bay project in his government-commissioned review of January 2017.

    Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday it was not value for money, but developers reject this.

    Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) has requested a meeting with UK government ministers.

    The rejection of the lagoon plans has been attacked by local politicians and community leaders.

    Read more on this Tory action In the BBC News HERE




    Sometimes I wonder what drives right-wing politicians to make crazy decisions like this as the denial cannot be based on the VFM reasons.

    Just stop and think how much it costs to build, commission, and decommission nuclear power generating stations as if you do then you will easily find that the building and commissioning and maintenance of lagoon generator turbines is much cheaper than anything else.

    With lagoon generators we get clean power being generated four times a day, EVERY DAY using the flow if the tides.

    This has to come, but why not NOW?


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    Re: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11:51 am

    I must agree that the cost of building a wall and inserting a few two-way tidal generators must be much cheaper than any other method of power generation, including wind turbine farms.

    Also, once we have these lagoons we can use them for a myriad number of social uses which will bring the original cost of building down quickly.
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    Re: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 12:03 pm

    Yes, they would be cheap to build, easy to maintain, and produce lots of CLEAN electricity for our national grid.

    Why there is so much resistance to these types of generators beats me.

    Can anybody suggest why this should be the case ?




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    Re: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the link Papa.

    Although the design looks simple at first glance, looking at the sectional plan shows that to build a watertight wall so far out to see and back is not so easy or inexpensive after all.
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    Re: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 12:15 pm

    For the cost of one nuclear power station, including de-commissioning at least ten of these things could be built.

    They would have a much longer life span, they would have no awfully radioactive waste by-product and they would not need to be de-commissioned either.


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