EAST ANGLIAN Daily News article: 'Is this the way to stop offshore wind farm developers carving up miles of our regions countryside.
PUBLISHED: 21:12 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:12 19 March 2019 reporter Daniel Bennet
As communities across the county prepare for the impact of the infrastructure for three of the world's largest offshore wind farms being built off the Norfolk coast, campaigners say there is a solution to reduce the problems it would bring. DANIEL BENNETT reports.
MP George Freeman takes the Offshore Ring Main debate to parliament: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-03-11/debates/5BDCC552-95AE-45C3-BFEF-8B07DA2C6B38/OffshoreWindSubstationsEastOfEngland
A recent study says that often wind, solar and hydro schemes have been built inareas of environmental significance and pose a threat to key natural habitats. The authors of the report say that greater care must be taken when planning and permitting renewable facilities. "If we let these developments go ahead, the biodiversity will be gone long before climate change starts affecting it.....we are not saying that renewables are bad, we just need to put them in the right places."
European grid operators want to combine 10-gigawatt offshore turbine clusters, interconnectors and hydrogen. It no longer looks like a pipe dream.