This scheme is certainly not too large to meet our present requirements for renewable energy – only 5% of 2020 target – and it is not grandiose in terms of turbine size, caisson size, barrage length etcetera, all of which have been much exceeded long ago elsewhere.
The wind-power industry is rising to a much larger international demand for its services. The barrage will add the equivalent of some 5,000 of those machines to our energy targets. What's the problem?
- TOM SHAW, Ston Easton, Bath BA3 4DN