A proposed tidal lagoon in the southern English county of Somerset could reduce the impact of flooding on the region while also serving as an ample source of renewable energy.

Swansea-based Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd is in the process of “actively examining” a proposal to build a renewable energy lagoon at Somerset’s Bridgwater Bay. The tidal lagoon would be capable of generating up to 3.6 GW of electricity by using the motion of tidal water to and from the sea to…