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It’s a large scale infrastructure project with huge national significance that excites passionate debate for and against.  It is a key strategic planning decision that has been kicked around between politicians, the private sector and environmentalists for years, titillating engineers and blighting properties.  I could be describing Heathrow expansion plans, but all this applies equally to the Severn Barrage. The Barrage is to Wales and the South West what the Heathrow Third… Read More

There was a big boost for the Welsh renewables sector yesterday when Welsh Government announced approval for the Skerries Tidal Stream Array off Anglesey.  The green light coincided with £10m government grant, allowing Siemens to predict financial close on the project by 2015. The race is now on to get the project completed before the subsidy regime changes in 2017.   The number of jobs created by the project has already doubled since… Read More