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Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon – Capturing Ocean Energy

Positive Future #169 (Feature photo – Swansea Bay in Wales – Public Domain) Along the coast of Wales in the United Kingdom is the Swansea Bay. It has one of the largest tidal changes in the world. The tide goes up and down by about 20 feet. A tidal lagoon captures the energy of the water as it flows in and out with such large elevation gains and losses. The Swansea project was embraced by the nation of Wales and the UK government back in 2015. Today, Wales is ready to commit $268 million dollars for the project but needs the UK to commit to funding the difference for whatever…

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