Solar panel ‘farms’ are a threat to our precious landscapes. There are plenty of places where solar panels would not obtrude. Flat landscapes with hedges are better than hills but best of all are built environments. Think of car parks, shopping centres, factories. Put them on roofs of buildings, above railway stations and distribution centres. Easy to link them to the national grid. If solar wrecks our precious countryside, the public will turn against it.
Times 11th April 2019 read more »
An initiative exploring the feasibility of using community-owned renewable energy technologies to electrify Welsh train lines has won a grant of £110,000. A project to electrify train lines in Wales using community-owned renewable energy and storage technologies has been awarded a grant worth £110,000, after winning the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s ‘Intelligent Power Solutions to Decarbonise Rail’ competition. The Green Valley Lines initiative – led by climate charity 10:10 in partnership with Community Energy South’s social enterprise Riding Sunbeams – will explore plans for the smart electrification of commuter lines to and from Cardiff.
Business Green 11th April 2019 read more »