Written Evidence from Jonathan Lincoln,
Sustainable Energy Alliance (SEA)
I am writing as the co-ordinator for the environmental
campaign group Sustainable Energy Alliance (5 FA to ask for your
support for the proposed Gwynt-Y-Mor offshore wind farm.
Gwynt-Y-Mor, if built will number some 200 turbines
and will be sited nine miles off the coast of Llandudno, it will
have a generating capacity of up to 750 MW, enough to meet the
demands each year of 500,000 homes (or 41% of houses in Wales).
It is agreed that climate change is a serious
and global threat, if we are to address this very real problem
then we need to move away from dirty polluting fossil fuels and
nuclear power with its inherent risks and huge financial cost,
we must instead as a priority, invest in clean green renewable
technologies such as wind, solar and wave energy.
Offshore wind provides a clear opportunity to
produce clean and sustainable energy and it works! Britain has
the best wind resource in Europe and the potential to develop
a world class offshore wind industry. The building of this wind
farm provides a great opportunity for Wales and would show the
rest of the
UK and the world that this country takes its
responsibilities and commitment to the Kyoto protocol very seriously.