I never thought I'd support a government decision on renewables (or much else for that matter), but I find myself in agreement on this one. Though I'm quite sure for different thought processes. In short, with the money the Swansea Tidal Lagoon would have cost, a significant more could be achieved with solar, wind and energy storage. Sadly, the government won't support that, they prefer the even more expensive white elephant of an uneconomical, unneeded and unbuildable nuclear point at Hinckley Point.
So, the right decision for the wrong reasons. I do recognise the awesome potential of tidal/hydro power, and hydrogen for that matter (slightly off-topic), but bang for buck solar, wind and batteries are the better option. Happy to hear your thoughts.
The UK’s Business Secretary Greg Clark announced on Monday that the Government will not back the £1.3 billion, 320 megawatt (MW) Swansea Tidal Lagoon project in Wales, a move which has been described as “deeply disappointing” given the “massive potential” tidal lagoons have for providing clean electricity.