World Wildlife Fund Report on Welsh Renewable Energy
The World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Trusts commissioned the University of Cardiff to study the renewable energy resource availability and feasibility in Wales. Published in December 2002 it concluded that tidal lagoons were the most likely technology to make the most significant contribution to the mix of renewable energy sources in Wales.
Constructed tidal lagoons, on the other hand, may offer greater potential, with Tidal Electric claiming that an initial tranche of offshore tidal power installations can deliver 8000 MW by 2010 – enough to meet the 10 per cent renewables target. Much of this potential is located in North Wales/Liverpool Bay (1500 MW) and the Severn Estuary (4500 MW) which, together with the proposed developments in Swansea Bay (30 MW) and North Wales (432 MW), could make Wales a key player in pioneering this technology. (page 15)
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