North West Tidal Barrages Could Provide 5% Of UK's Electricity

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 21:35 in Earth & Climate

Engineers claim that building estuary barrages in the North West could provide more than 5% of the UK's electricity. Researchers examined ways to generate electricity from tidal sources of renewable energy in the Eastern Irish Sea. The study showed that four estuary barrages, across the Solway Firth, Morecambe Bay and the Mersey and Dee estuaries, could be capable of meeting approximately half of the North West region's electricity needs.

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