Rejected petition The Welsh Parliament to provide a Review/Panel to look at the broader issues of tidal power across the Severn Estuary.
The people of Wales and the South West do not want nuclear power on the shores of the Severn Estuary and it is clear that Hinkley Point C and its enormous costs and future cleanup is a mistake. A new energy Causeway (the old Severn Barrage), along with the latest UK patented technology can provide clean, green and secure energy, (10% of UK needs) that will negate the nuclear threat. All the assessments have been done and the grass roots of the green lobby support the scheme.
Since 2006 there has been a concerted effort to build a Severn Energy Causeway from Lavernock to Brean Down. Feasibility studies and all other assessments have been positive, however, the ribbon development that could be created by the safer protected waters of the Causeway has not ever been considered in economic terms. Further to this, new UK patented systems that use existing technology which can recover far more power from the Severn on ebb and flow, twice daily, producing power for one-hundred years. Any such project would be the biggest civil engineering scheme in Europe creating tens of thousands of much needed green jobs in Wales and the South-West of England. Along with this, the aforementioned ribbon development around the eventual 'Lake' would be an enormous asset in the Cardiff/Bristol/Somerset triangle. Finally, as an added bonus there would be an automatic flood protection upstream of the Causeway. The post Brexit UK Government (that has promised to reduce red tape and bureaucracy) is prepared to accept a chosen private developer to construct this much needed UK asset. Let's Do It! Please support this petition.
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