Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion and Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has welcomed today’s backing of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Charles Hendry’s report.
The government-commissioned report looked at the viability of the project and has given its backing to the innovative £1.3bn project in Swansea Bay.
Commenting on the announcement, Mark Williams said:
"The announcement that the government-commissioned review has backed the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project is fantastic news for Wales and the UK.
"The Liberal Democrats have long been fully supportive of the ambitious Tidal Lagoon project, which will help put the UK at the forefront of new green energy technology. If we are to meet our climate change targets, it is vital that we invest up front for these type of ambitious projects.
"The recommendation of the report is a huge step forward which, if given the go-ahead by the Government, could bring thousands of new jobs to Wales and to the green energy sector, and be the start of many further such projects in the future.”