ICE calls for decisive action on tidal lagoons review

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has called on a decisive decision following the conclusions from the Hendry-led tidal lagoons review.

ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, has welcomed the appointment of the former UK energy minister, Charles Hendry, to lead the UK government-commissioned review into feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK.

Baveystock has also called for decisive decision following the review results expected to be announced in the autumn.

Nick Baveystock said: “ICE welcomes the announcement of an independent review into the value of tidal lagoons as a means of broadening the UK’s energy mix. Energy powers all infrastructure networks, as well as homes and businesses, so it is vital that the UK has a clear and coherent energy policy, particularly if we are to achieve legally binding decarbonisation targets.

“Independent reviews and commissions provide politicians with a strong evidence base; however, without timely decision making the independent process is undermined. That is why we call on a decisive decision following the conclusions from the Hendry Review.”

ICE is a civil engineering institution providing professional expertise in transport, water supply and treatment, flood management, waste and energy.