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Discussion around the Severn Barrage has been picking up slowly again lately.  Newer technology makes it more viable than it used to be although concerns around the local environmental impact are often raised.

At Wales TUC conference, there were a number of green motions, and a forum on climate change.  A motion to reject nuclear power as an option fell, despite good arguments against nuclear power and very poor ones in favour of it ("I've lived near a nuclear power station all my life and it hasn't done me any harm. I won't tolerate people from the south telling us how to live our lives in Angelsey") - largely because the general council want to have a full debate on all options available to us (not because they are pro-nuclear).

Other options are off shore wind, 'green' coal, the barrage and so on.  The AM with responsibility for environment claims that that Wales could become self sufficient with green energy at the level we use now (24 terrawatt hrs) of electricity.  

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Wed May 28th, 2008 at 08:27:12 AM EST

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