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85% of UK young back offshore

85% of UK young back offshore | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
16 to 24-year-olds more supportive than adults of all ages, poll reveals (RT @anand_sivaram: 85% of UK young back offshore #windpower http://t.co/820eUHFKm9 #renewable)...
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The survey found younger people are generally more supportive of the offshore wind sector than adults of all ages (76%)

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Powering Hampshire with community-owned energy | Friends of the ...

Powering Hampshire with community-owned energy | Friends of the ... | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Hampshire – blessed with clean renewables. Hampshire is an exceptional place. After Cornwall it is the sunniest county in the UK; it is the most wooded county in England; off its southern coast it has some of the best tidal ...
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Community Owned Energy Surges In UK As Bix Six Battle Over Out ...

Community Owned Energy Surges In UK As Bix Six Battle Over Out ... | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
The UK is seeing a surge in community-owned energy, says Forum for the Future's Founder-Director, Jonathon Porritt.At key moments in the political cycle, the subject of energy policy lurches back into the headlines.
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The Community Power Report: Brighton Energy Co-op Raised £150k in Less Then Two Weeks - Now Needs £82k Til Nov 25

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£34 million project to boost renewable energy - Belfast Newsletter

£34 million project to boost renewable energy - Belfast Newsletter | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Belfast Newsletter £34 million project to boost renewable energy Belfast Newsletter “To date we have spent over £1m on locally quarried materials and over 40 Northern Ireland companies, many based within the immediate vicinity of the wind farm.”...
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The Carrickatane area are looking to achieve their carbon reduction targets while while recieving community funds from the wind farm development! 

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Harvesting solar power amongst energy crops will create a wildlife haven - Click Green

Harvesting solar power amongst energy crops will create a wildlife haven Click Green Lightsource Renewable Energy, the leading UK based firm behind the proposal, is keen to meet with the local community in a bid to take on board local views before...
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“Solar power is a passive technology, and it works. We need to take control over rising energy prices, climate change and sustainability in the UK, and solar energy has an important role to play in making that happen.” Lightsource Planning and Development Director, Conor McGuigan

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Local community raises £10.5m for wind power project - Click Green

Local community raises £10.5m for wind power project
Click Green
UK's largest farm-based wind power project about to go live.
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20 local shareholders raise money for this project - which will generate millions of pounds of income which will remain in the area in it's lifetime 

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70% of UK smiles on wind farms - reNews

70% of UK smiles on wind farms - reNews | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
70% of UK smiles on wind farms
reNews
Some 70.1% of people in the UK would be 'happy' to have a wind farm built near them, according to a poll.
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Fantastic results from the latest poll - consistant across ages groups and region of the country!

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Eco-home bid for Bovingdon could be the face of the future - Hemel Gazette

Eco-home bid for Bovingdon could be the face of the future - Hemel Gazette | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Eco-home bid for Bovingdon could be the face of the future
Hemel Gazette
... is thought to be the UK's first zero-carbon home of its kind in a bid to show the youth of Dacorum how to build for the future.
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 UK’s first zero-carbon home of its kind? 

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Solar farm plan for Berwick is given green light - Eastbourne Herald

Solar farm plan for Berwick is given green light - Eastbourne Herald | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Solar farm plan for Berwick is given green light Eastbourne Herald Last week the Herald reported how plans had been published for a portion of the development to be made available to a community-owned company called Wick Street Community Solar Farm...
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Portion of this development to be made available to a community-owned company called Wick Street Community Solar Farm Company. Great to see commuintiy projects like this going ahead!

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Solar wind – the next renewable breakthrough? - Farming UK

Solar wind – the next renewable breakthrough?
Farming UK
With an estimated total capacity of onshore wind across all stages of development now as high as 19,703MWe, planning permission is becoming ever harder to secure.
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Burnt-out church set to become £2million care home - Sunderland Echo

Burnt-out church set to become £2million care home - Sunderland Echo | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Burnt-out church set to become £2million care home
Sunderland Echo
The new site would use renewable energy sources such as biomass and solar panels, and house people who are unable to live alone or are suffering from dementia.
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Giving a damaged site a new lease of life will provide the community with care for the elderly aswell as harnessing renewable energy

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Enterprise agency helping build business empires in North Wales - Daily Post North Wales

Enterprise agency helping build business empires in North Wales - Daily Post North Wales | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Enterprise agency helping build business empires in North Wales
Daily Post North Wales
Looking forward they now hope to tap into the renewable energy and even affordable housing sectors - creating jobs and pumping money into communities.
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Menter Môn plan to expand into the renewable sector by testing out solar park ideas - "We are in a position now to take on that role  and profits from development would recycle back  to communities."

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Government ministers visit Barnes school's shining example of renewable energy - Your Local Guardian

Government ministers visit Barnes school's shining example of renewable energy - Your Local Guardian | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Government ministers visit Barnes school's shining example of renewable energy Your Local Guardian Zac Goldsmith said: “This is a genuinely ambitious Government programme to boost uptake of renewable energy in the UK, and I'm thrilled Michael Gove...
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Barnes Primary School getting in on the solar action as they take part in the Solar Schools project led by global warming campaign group 10:10 and Friends of the Earth.

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Islanders bid to create community-owned clean energy

Islanders bid to create community-owned clean energy | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Islanders have launched a bid to raise the money needed to generate community-owned clean energy on the Isle of Mull
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Richard Thorne, a founding member of Green Energy Mull, said: "The enthusiasm and support that we are seeing for this scheme is incredible, it is an exciting opportunity for people to play a part and invest in the creation of clean, green, renewable energy.

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Llangattock hydro power plan raises £270000 in share offer - BBC News

Llangattock hydro power plan raises £270000 in share offer - BBC News | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
BBC News
Llangattock hydro power plan raises £270000 in share offer
BBC News
It was crowned the UK's greenest community in 2009 in a competition. Llangattock won ...
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In picking environmental battles, wind farms are the least worry

In picking environmental battles, wind farms are the least worry | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
I RECENTLY went to a meeting to re-launch the Cornwall branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). For some years the branch has been functioning at somewhat less than full efficiency...
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2013 to be Record Year for Offshore Wind - Treehugger

2013 to be Record Year for Offshore Wind - Treehugger | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
2013 to be Record Year for Offshore Wind
Treehugger
Denmark was first to put wind turbines in the sea, but today it ranks a distant second to the United Kingdom in total offshore wind generating capacity.
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Most holidaymakers don't mind wind farms - some even like them

Most holidaymakers don't mind wind farms - some even like them | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Wind and solar farms have become an accepted part of
the Cornish landscape and can even enhance holidays, a new survey says.
The study was commissioned by South West green electricity supplier Good...
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A great result from the study commissioned by Good Energy -   Asked whether the presence of wind and solar farms would make a difference to their decision to visit Cornwall again, more than nine out of ten (94%) said they would make no difference whatsoever.

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The wind always blows - Tivyside Advertiser

The wind always blows - Tivyside Advertiser | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
The wind always blows
Tivyside Advertiser
The article and 'Comment' (24/9/13)on the 'Renewables Day' held at Theatre Mwldan helped to let readers understand the complex area of energy policy and renewable power in the UK and Wales.
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Good to see people taking renewables seriously - holding discussions and presentations in local areas to show the benefits

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Rural learning centre goes green - Sussex Express

Rural learning centre goes green - Sussex Express | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Sussex Express
Rural learning centre goes green
Sussex Express
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Everything from the water, solar panels to the bird box - sustainable!

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Electricity grid access preventing a community energy revolution - The Guardian

Electricity grid access preventing a community energy revolution - The Guardian | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
The Guardian Electricity grid access preventing a community energy revolution The Guardian To overcome these barriers and realise the UK's community energy potential it recommends: providing priority grid access to community energy projects;...
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Campaigners for and against wind turbines come face to face in Truro - This is Cornwall

Campaigners for and against wind turbines come face to face in Truro - This is Cornwall | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
This is Cornwall
Campaigners for and against wind turbines come face to face in Truro
This is Cornwall
Forwarding thinking Kerb Appealz Estate Agents will sell your house & help you present it to your purchasers for just 1% commission.
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Campaingers speak out for wind and solar in Cornwall! 

 

""The development of renewable energy sources in Cornwall is helping to strengthen the local economy by creating new jobs and wealth." - Tim Andrewes, Green Party Cornwall Councillor,

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Isle of Man explores opportunities for offshore wind development - Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)

Isle of Man explores opportunities for offshore wind development - Renewable Energy Magazine (press release) | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
Isle of Man explores opportunities for offshore wind development Renewable Energy Magazine (press release) “This resource combined with the shallow depth of water and close proximity to the UK make offshore wind generation cost effective in the...
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Eco plans: 5500 jobs hope in South Yorkshire - The Star

Eco plans: 5500 jobs hope in South Yorkshire - The Star | Action for Renewables | Scoop.it
The Star
Eco plans: 5500 jobs hope in South Yorkshire
The Star
More than 5,500 jobs are set to be created in Doncaster over the next decade as the town tries to position itself as one of the UK's biggest 'green energy hubs'.
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Pleased to see Doncaster aiming for green energy - the potential for jobs and growth speaks for itself! 

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