Postcards and emails update
On Wednesday 19 November SEAS campaigners delivered by hand the first batch of 700 signed postcards calling for a public inquiry to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for BEIS.
Other postcards have been sent by individuals as well as hundreds of emails and letters.
We are delighted with all these individual personal messages to the Secretary of State. They are making a difference. We are hearing a change in tone and tune from the official lines. Thank you to all campaigners.
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.