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Energy Election Hustings 9 June

Energy Election Hustings 9 June

To a packed house of 280 local residents, Bishop Martin chaired the Energy Election Hustings Q&A session with good humour and grace. The four political candidates participating were:Dr Therese Coffey, ConservativeJulian Cusack, GreenJenny Riddell-Carpenter,...

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New Report ‘Greening the Great Grid Upgrade’

New Report ‘Greening the Great Grid Upgrade’

Concerns about a lack of well-thought-through policies and joined-up thinking about National Grid’s Great Grid Upgrade have prompted the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) to join with Norfolk and Essex branches of the CPRE (Campaign To Protect Rural England) to...

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SEAS on Politics East  – East Anglia Study Publication

SEAS on Politics East – East Anglia Study Publication

Great BBC article on their website and Politics East covered the publication of National Grid ESO's East Anglia Study Results, with SEAS Fiona Gilmore, Therese Coffey and Clive Lewis. There are better alternatives to current plans as studio guests agree and National...

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Wake Up National Grid You Are Out Of Date

Wake Up National Grid You Are Out Of Date

Last week, we were assailed with devastating news regarding LionLink’s plans:LionLink’s Non-Statutory Consultation documents, confirmed proposals for ANOTHER HUGE 26 m HIGH SAXMUNDHAM CONVERTER STATION and LANDFALLS at WALBERSWICK or REYDON/ SOUTHWOLD, all...

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LionLink proposed landfall sites revealed.

LionLink proposed landfall sites revealed.

National Grid has revealed the preferred landfall sites and cabling routes for the LionLink interconnector between Holland and the UK, with proposed landfall at Southwold or Walberswick. This makes it more likely that Sea Link an HVDC cable between Suffolk and Kent,...

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SEAS Meeting with Suffolk County Council

SEAS Meeting with Suffolk County Council

On 7 February there was a SEAS Meeting with Suffolk County Council, about SCC's unsatisfactory response to the Sealink consultation and the recent National Grid ESO East Anglia Study Roundtable discussions, with Councillor Richard Rout, Phil Watson (Strategic Energy...

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Great Libby Purves Time Article

Great Libby Purves Time Article

Lack of energy plan risks panic-bulldozing - It’s time Government laid out what infrastructure is needed where, or we will rush into destroying our countryside

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Press Release re Winser Report

Press Release re Winser Report

Winser Report - Independent recommendations from the UK’s Electricity Networks Commissioner, Nick Winser, on how to accelerate the deployment of electricity transmission infrastructure.

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Emails to Grant Shapps urging OFFSET MPs meeting

Emails to Grant Shapps urging OFFSET MPs meeting

SEAS and many supporters emailed urging a meeting before MPs summer recess

SEAS and many supporters emailed urging a meeting before MPs summer recess

SEAS and many supporters emailed urging a meeting before MPs summer recess

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Greens sweep East Suffolk Council Elections

Greens sweep East Suffolk Council Elections

Congratulations to Aldeburgh & Leiston's new East Suffolk Councillors: Tom Daly (Energy & Climate Change ), Katie Graham (Communities. Leisure, Tourism) and Sarah Whitelock. Also to Caroline Topping the new ESC Leader

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Suffolk Mp, Writes To Energy Secretary

Suffolk Mp, Writes To Energy Secretary

The Rt Hon Dr Therese Coffey MP writes to the Energy Secretary asking "what reassurance he can give me that any future application will need to demonstrate a thorough and robust site selection assessment so that connections can be brought onshore in areas that will do...

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The Councils position remains unchanged

The Councils position remains unchanged

SEAS call on the Council "to write to the Secretary of State and declare that it is no longer 'neutral' about the proposals but does in fact oppose them", SEAS letter to East Suffolk Council, 9 March 2022 SEAS hosted an online hustings for the Aldeburgh and Leiston...

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Crossed wires: East Suffolk for first pathfinder project

Crossed wires: East Suffolk for first pathfinder project

Policy Exchange “Without reform, there is now a significant risk that local backlash against grid connections for offshore wind farm will grow, spreading from East Anglia to North Wales, Humberside, and the east coast of Scotland” This is the conclusion to a report...

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Pm Confirms His Support For An Offshore Grid

Pm Confirms His Support For An Offshore Grid

"I thank the Prime Minister for the support he has already shown for coming forward with an offshore transmission grid, which he knows will help us to both export our surplus offshore wind to the continent and reduce the infrastructure associated with new wind farm...

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3-Months Extension To The Examinations

3-Months Extension To The Examinations

On 1 April 2021, 5 days before the 6 month Examination period was due to close, the Planning Inspectorate announced that the Secretary of State had granted a 3-month extension to the Examinations. This meant the Examinations did not close until 6 July 2021. SEAS...

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