UK government rejects current Severn barrage plans

Guardian: Plans for a tidal barrage generating power on the Severn estuary were dealt a further blow on Wednesday when the government ruled out proceeding on current plans. However, ministers said if major changes were made to the scheme, with new environmental studies and reassurances over financing and technology, it could be revived and given serious consideration. The only current proposals for a barrage come from Hafren Power, which has the backing of the former Welsh secretary Peter Hain, which......

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