EAST ANGLIAN Daily Times article PUBLISHED: 10:17 16 September 2019 | Katy Sandalls "Suffolk's coastline is facing an uncertain future - and has some of the "fastest eroding beaches in Europe", according to an expert. "
"Millions of pounds will have to be spent and innovative solutions found if the North Sea - rising because of climate change and melting polar icecaps - is to be kept at bay, communities protected and the landscape not altered forever.
Coast defence engineers are set to spend up to £1.5million on Thorpeness in the next two years....."
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.