Gordon Brown in reaffirming the Labour Party's commitment to EU renewable energy targets - a welcome development at PMQs today - needs to update his script. As Hansard will show tomorrow he repeatedly referred to on and offshore wind farms and mentioned the Severn Barrage once. But he missed an opportunity to let everyone know he is keeping up with the red boxes (don't mention the cost).
The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) published its report Turning the Tide on 1 October 2007. I know he might have something else on his mind at the time. But there has been plenty of time since to catch up and rejoice in the scope for adding to UK renewable energy capacity. This can be achieved as the SDC recommends by new investment in tidal technologies to exploit both tidal flow and tidal range resources around the UK coast.