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William Powell AM co-sponsors National Assembly debate on renewable energy generation in the Severn Estuary

October 17, 2012 5:18 PM

William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development, has joined representatives from Wales' other three parties in co-sponsoring an Individual Members' Debate on the potential to harness renewable energy from the Severn Estuary.

William Powell, Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, said:

"The Severn Estuary has a huge potential to generate renewable energy and we have a responsibility fully to explore and consider the options available to us. Although a number of proposals have been made over the years, we are still no-closer to identifying a solution which balances our need to build a low-carbon economy, with satisfying our obligation to protect our unique natural habits.

I believe by having this debate today we can engender a much needed dialogue across all interested parties both in Wales, the South West of England - and indeed the UK as a whole."