As renewables projects grow ever bigger in scale, the desire for clean energy is rubbing up against the needs of wildlife.
Salt marsh - will Cleve Hill ever be restored to something like this? (Photo by Biel Morro on Unsplash)
There’s a lot of talk of a “Green Revolution” for the post COVID-19 world. What does this mean?
With the UK economy likely entering an historic recession, there’s a search for ideas to kickstart the country. A green recovery is one driven by investments in clean energy to tackle carbon emissions, lower air pollution and restore nature. A noble goal.
So then, it’s “all systems go”, solar panels in every field, a wind turbine on every hill, right?
It’s what renewables advocates have been telling us we should do for years. But this week something weird happened. There was a glitch in the matrix, you might say.
The Green Party, RPSB, Greenpeace and the Campaign to Protect Rural England came out in opposition to a proposed new solar farm in Kent. If that didn’t seem strange enough, Friends of the Earth then came out in support of it.
A schism in the green movement? What’s going on?