In her first contribution from the back benches in nine years, local MP, Therese Coffey, today asked for a debate in Parliament about the impact of energy infrastructure on the East Suffolk coast.
Therese said: “Transitioning towards net zero and the increase of renewable energy is really critical but we need to have a just transition. My constituents in Suffolk Coastal feel a lot of the onshore infrastructure is being proposed in unsuitable places when further down the coast at Bradwell in Essex there is an ideal brownfield site to accommodate it. Can we find time for a debate so we can discuss the importance of rewiring National Grid?”
In her response, the Leader of the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt praised Therese for all the work she has done in government over the last nine years – and committed to raising the issue with the Energy Secretary.
Therese added: “It is now likely that the Nautilus, North Falls and Five Estuaries projects will have a combined connection via the Isle of Grain potentially from a modular offshore grid. This is good news and clearly the right approach. The same should be done for Lionlink, Sealink and EA1N & EA2 and I will continue to press the case with National and Government Ministers on this important topic."
More information at: https://www.theresecoffey.co.uk/energy.