The Secretary of State has decided to set a new deadline of 1 June 2020 for deciding two Norfolk offshore windfarm DCO's: Hornsea Project Three, the Norfolk Vanguard, and one Kent DCO: the Thanet Extension. Whilst East Anglia North 1 and East Anglia 2 are in the pre-examination stages of their DCO. In all likelihood, none of these projects would start building until 2025 and that would no doubt be wind turbines at sea first - a 10 year build in total. That leaves PLENTY OF TIME TO BUILD a bespoke offshore transmission system which would serve all the needs of East Anglia and Kent's offshore windfarms. This is the time to make sure our future green energy is genuinely green and sustainable for the next generations.
"We are the guardians of this beautiful area, and we have an important role to play in balancing the needs of addressing the immediate climate threat, with protecting the North Norfolk countryside and community. We need to find smarter ways of working together for the benefit of all.''– Cllr Sarah Burikofer, North Norfolk District Council Leader. - see the video
Campaigners fear new £1bn energy project is 'terrifying prospect' that would destroy Suffolk countryside.
Scotland has missed out on hundreds of millions of pounds of work in the creation of one of the country’s biggest offshore wind farms to overseas firms, the Herald can reveal.Unions are furious at what they see as “the scraps off the table” that Scotland has received in the work on the £2 billion Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm off the Fife coast, awarded by EDF, the French state energy giant.