|It is not so long since we discussed the Atlantic Array project at one of our monthly meetings.
You can refresh your memories here: http://www.atlantic-array-supporters-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/130110-Atlantic-Array-Presentation.pdf
I recently received this plea from Ricky Knight, of North Devon Greens (via Pippa Bartolotti):
Things are really hotting up here in North Devon with regard the proposed Atlantic Array. There is sadly much opposition building up against this crucial project and we are determined to support it as much as we can.
We suddenly remembered the obvious: it would be great if the new support group we are setting up ( www.Atlantic-array-supporters-group.couk ) could build up a strong connection with supporters (especially GP members) in South Wales.
Are you able to help facilitate this for us, please? – it’s not just about an economic fight between say Port Talbot and Ilfracombe (er, no contest!) – it’s just that this is not a Nimby issue; it’s an issue of vital national interest: either the AA or Hinkley C/EDF; or in your case, either Gwynt y Mor or Wylfa B/Hitachi!
For those of us so entrenched in the fight AGAINST fracking for short-term, extreme, fossil fuel energy; it is great (in my opinion) to have something to also fight FOR in terms of vital long term, large scale, renewable energy.
According to the group’s mission statement, the Atlantic Array Supporters Group exists to:
The Atlantic Array Supporters Group believes the Array will provide:
All of these points are applicable to South Wales too.
Ricky Knight points out:
For all these reasons, I have assured Ricky of my support, and that (I am confident) of all Bridgend and South Wales Greens.