Support for Severn Barrage

Plans for a controversial barrage across the Severn estuary have gained the support of the former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain.

River Severn (both bridges shot)
The barrage would harness the tidal power of the River Severn Credit: ITV West

The scheme for a network of underwater turbines between Weston-super-Mare and Cardiff could generate 5% of Britain's energy by harnessing tidal power. Mr Hain says he is leaving the Shadow Cabinet to campaign for the barrage.


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