THUMBS UP FROM SAS FOR WAVE HUB

 


THUMBS UP FROM SAS FOR WAVE HUB

Today’s South West Of England RDA public open day in Hayle concerning Wave
Hub represents another important step in bringing wave energy closer to the
UK.

SAS are big fans of offshore renewable energy as it has the potential to
deliver clean and safe energy without harmful environmental costs to the
earth.

As recreational water users who harness the energy of waves for everyday
enjoyment we are excited by the prospect of waves being used to create green
energy and know from experience that the north Cornish coast is an ideal
location for a project like Wave Hub to do just that!

By replacing traditional power stations with devices that can harness
offshore wind, wave and tidal power, carbon dioxide emissions (responsible
for climate change) can be reduced. By investing in such technology now, we
can take the first steps to a more sustainable world. Without such
developments we are likely to see an increase in extreme weather events such
as floods, droughts and storms and a rise in global sea levels. This would
be devastating for many coastal areas around the world and could result in
severely reduced water quality for many recreational water users, due to an
increase in the occurrence of sewer overflows caused by heavy rain.

If the Wave Hub project progresses successfully it would be a world first
and would put Cornwall on the map as world leaders in the wave energy
industry and in generating green energy.

Richard Hardy SAS Campaigns Director says: “Renewable Energy projects, such
as Wave Hub are urgently needed to get us moving forward in tackling climate
change. There is no denying climate change is happening and this could have
a significant impact in the way we live our lives in the southwest. We
cannot afford to wait any longer before we try to reduce our CO2 emissions
and its with that in mind that projects like Wave Hub need fast tracking to
fully assess their potential in tackling climate change and in meeting our
future energy needs. It would be fantastic to see Cornwall harness the power
from waves to produce clean and safe energy in the same we have used it to
generate healthy active lifestyles from surfing and other watersports that
are so popular right now”.

Check out more about SAS and recent campaign actions
relating to Wave Hub including 2 short films by visiting:

www.sas.org.uk/pr/support_wave_hub.asp
www.sas.org.uk/pr/wave_hub_july_2005.asp

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