Backing for Swansea Tidal lagoon welcomed by Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth press release

Immediate release: Thursday 12 January 2017

A tidal lagoon in Swansea bay could play an important role in building a clean energy future, Friends of the Earth said today, ahead of an independent review which is due to be published later today by Charles Hendry. 

Haf Elgar, acting director of Friends of the Earth Cymru, said:

“This is welcome news – a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay could play a significant role in generating clean energy in Wales, and will be an important test of this exciting new power source, but UK Government mustn’t ignore solar and wind investment

“Tidal lagoons could have a big future, however it is crucial that any potential impacts on wildlife and the wider environment are properly considered and addressed before any new developments are given the go-ahead.

“New clean energy sources are important – but it is crucial that the UK government also ensures that adequate investment is targeted right now in low cost, renewable technologies, like solar and wind, that already generate a quarter of UK power.”


For more information contact the Friends of the Earth press office at or 020 7566 1649/07718 394786 (out of hours – please don’t text this number)

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