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                                                                                 SEA activists outside the House of Commons


Site last updated  July 1st 2015

Coordinator -  Jonathan Lincoln


   SEA -  The voice of the silent majority since 2005.....
                                                                               Celebrating ten years of supporting wind power
   
UK wind energy installed capacity as of June 24th 2015...
Onshore number of turbines 5,080 - Installed capacity 8,242 megawatts 
Offshore number of turbines 1,452 - installed capacity 5,054megawatts
 
Wind power - total installed capacity 13,296 megawatts


 
***Breaking News***

Fox Covert wind farm appeal dates September 29th 2015 - more information to follow... 

***Recent news ***
SEA writes to all seven Lincolnshire Conservative MP's asking then to respond to the Committee on Climate Change's comets on the new UK onshore wind farm policy...
SEA writes to all seven Conservative MP's and asking them to respond to the EU climate chiefs comments on the new UK onshore wind policy... 
EU climate chief criticises UK wind farm policy...
SEA lobbies David Morris MP, following his anti wind farm comments...
SEA invited to the Gwynt-Y-Mor inauguration...
SEA celebrates tens years of supporting wind power...
SEA lobbies Victoria Atkins (MP for Louth and Horncastle) urging her to sign Callum McCaig's Early Day Motion on subsidies for onshore wind in Scotland...
  Ikea to spend one billion Euro's to tackle climate change...
SEA writes in support of the Criddon farm wind turbine application, Bridgnorth and the six turbine Sewstern Lane wind farm application, near Long Bennington...
SEA writes to the seven Lincolnshire MP's and Glyn Davies MP, asking for comments on the IMF report on global fossil fuel subsidies of $5.3tn for 2015...
SEA makes a submission in support of the 25MW Carlton On Trent Solar Farm...
SEA writes to Glyn Davies MP...
SEA lobby's David Cameron PM, Victoria Atkins MP, Nick Boles MP, John Hayes MP, Sir Edward Leigh MP, Karl McCartney MP, Steven Phillips MP, and Matt Warman MP...
SEA lobby's Greg Clark MP, the new Secretary for Communities and Local Government...
SEA lobby's Elizabeth Truss MP,  the new Minister for the Environment... 
SEA lobby's Amber Rudd MP, the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change...
 CO2 levels reach monthly record...
SEA lobby's prospective Parliamentary candidates...
Jonathan meets with a Korean delegation who are looking at building a 3GW offshore wind farm of the south coast of Korean...
New research shows how onshore wind can deliver cheapest electricity of all power sources by 2020...
Wind leads the way as renewable electricity supply leaps to 22%...
New Government poll shows increase in support for onshore wind energy...
Record breaking January for wind power...
More than a quarter of UK homes powered by wind in 2014...
Official figures show outstanding October for wind energy...
Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline...
SEA gives interview on Radio Lincolnshire...
Hawton wind farm approved by Secretary of State...

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                    Welcome to the website for Sustainable Energy Alliance (SEA)
 
 
              SEA is a proactive, pro wind power / renewables/ climate campaign group that was founded in May 2005 by environmental activists based in north Wales. The group was set up primarily to support the Gwynt-Y-Mor offshore wind farm, to be sited 9 miles off the north Wales coast.. The campaign group was also active in supporting the 5 turbine Lindhurst wind farm south of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and a number of other projects..
              In addition to campaigning directly in support of these wind farm projects, SEA has also taken the pro wind message to the House of Commons, Cardiff, the annual climate demos in London and Bangor, the summits of the three highest peaks in the UK, Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike, where three teams of SEA activists unfurled banners at the same time, as part of UK media campaign in 2009, the activity coincided with the European wind week, organised a pro wind skill share at The Centre for Alternative Technology ( CAT),  took part in STOP the Heathrow day of action and a number of wind farm inaugurations.
            The Lindhurst wind farm was given consent by the Newark and  Sherwood planning Authority in September 2007 and the Gwynt-Y-Mor offshore wind farm was consented in Dec 2008 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC) Lindhurst was constructed in the Summer of 2010 and fully operational in October. Offshore work for Gwynt-Y-Mor will commence in 2011.

            As part of the four year campaign in support of Gwynt-Y-Mor, SEA. with the help of FOE Cymru collected 5000 letters of support from local people and visitors to the area of north Wales, we lobbied politicians and media at a local and national level,  lobbied the Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government, Conwy Council, Welsh MEP's, and took the campaign to Cardiff, The House of Commons and the summit of Snowdon. We also had a strong presence at planning and open meetings. SEA also made a formal complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority ( ASA) concerning a number of claims in material printed by Save Our Scenery, the group who campaigned against the wind farm. All six of the complaints were subsequently upheld by the Adjudicating Officer of the ASA. and the group were told not to use the materials again.

            As part of our campaign to support the Lindhurst wind farm, we collected 3000 support letters,lobbied local politicians and media, the local planning authority, planning officer, Mansfield District Council and attended the planning meeting itself.

          Further information about the groups campaigning and achievements will be added to the site in the very near future.....Please also see the news and archive news page
 
SEA is presently campaigning or has worked on the following projects
 

Gwynt-Y-Mor offshore wind farm - North Wales www.npower-renewables.com/gwyntymor

Planning status - Consented

Lindhurst wind farm - near Mansfield Notts www.npower-renewables.com/lindhurst

Planning status - Consented

Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm North Wales www.npower-renewables.com/rhylflats

Planning status -Consented

 


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