Energy News – 21/01/2017
The week of Donald Trump’s inauguration has seen shaky energy markets, a landmark Brexit speech by Theresa M...Read More
Planning consent has just been given for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon the Swansea Bay Tidal Project.
The energy secretary Amber Rudd has given planning permission to one of the most expensive renewable energy schemes ever seen in Britain. The £1 billon project will provide 150,000 homes with electricity from a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay
When built, the lagoons turbines in the proposed six-mile horseshoe shaped sea wall around the bay in Wales could generate around 500GWh per year of low carbon electricity.
Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, said the project was a “game changer” that should trigger a much wider industry in tidal energy around the UK.
Although the Conservative party has made it clear that it wants to end subsidies for onshore wind farms, the Swansea Bay Lagoon project is seen to potentially provide more opportunities for jobs and exports than smaller wind farm schemes.
Energy and Climate Change and Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne said: “We need more clean and home-grown sources of energy, which will help to reduce our reliance on foreign fossil fuels. Low carbon energy projects like the tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay could bring investment, support local jobs and help contribute to the Welsh economy and Swansea area.”
The Swansea project is part of a wider move towards renewable energy in the UK. Smaller businesses can increasingly switch electricity supplier to one that reflects their ethical or economic priorities – or a mixture of both.
The only barrier is time. Instead of the hours needed to compare business energy prices, SwitchMyBusiness.com can compare and switch business energy suppliers in just 20 minutes. Complete the form on the top right of this page or call 0330 0100 251 to see why we are the top rated business energy compare and switch.
"Mark was very helpful and had all the answers to the questions I had - would go back to him time and time. Thanks Sir"This review was posted by Wayne Nugent - Mailing Guy on the 20th of January 2017
Switch Business Electricity Contract
"Very good & efficient service - good range of prices offered from variety of suppliers"This review was posted by SALLY DOLMAN on the 20th of January 2017
Cheerful, helpful service.
"Aaron Gallagher was my contact at SwitchMyBusiness.com. Aaron was cheerful and helpful he made switching our electricity supply easy and painless giving an understandable explanation each step of the way. I would quite happily recommend this company and Aaron Gallagher to anyone given the task of arranging a new energy contract."This review was posted by Pam Johnson on the 19th of January 2017
Kyle Wright - Excellent Service
"Dealt with the above on two occasions now and has made the process of switching energy suppliers very easy. Very Polite and helpful person, will defiantly want to deal with again."This review was posted by Skyline32 on the 19th of January 2017
Made this a very simple transaction!
"Aaron was polite, friendly and extremely helpful, making this potential chore a very easy transaction. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions and I feel very confident that the whole transition will go very smoothly and I am aware of what to expect as the process moves forward. Thanks Aaron!"This review was posted by Lesley Clayton on the 18th of January 2017