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Monday, 27 June 2011

Tidal energy

Level: Advanced / C1

Renewable energy can have it's own problems. This weeks lessons looks at tidal power in the UK.
Read this article and answer the following questions:

1 Which river was the tidal barrage planned for?
2 The estuary is protected under which European Union designation?
3 Which fish species recently returned to the river?
4 Which other tidal barrage plan was cancelled last year in the UK?
5 What other types of renewable energy do you know?


Answers below!




ANSWERS!!

1 The River Mersey
2 Special Protection Area (SPA)
3 Salmon
4 The River Severn
5 Solar, hydro-electric, geothermal, wind, wave

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