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Solar v food: the debate goes on

Government ministers have been asserting their aim to turn solar investment away from the ground and towards roofs - accompanied by some criticism of solar farms . Whether these developments are a ‘blot on the landscape’ is more down to personal opinion than anything else, but concerns about land...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency: A dairy good idea

The UK agriculture industry is working towards a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent compared to 2008 levels by 2020 - and dairy farming accounts for around two per cent of total UK emissions. No wonder, considering the Brits’ love of milk products from cups of sweet white...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:45



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Finding middle ground on rural renewables

For rural and nature lobby groups, a desire show support for cleaner energy while preserving the traditional look of the countryside has sometimes been a tricky balance in Britain. The issue has normally come to a head on the issue of onshore wind farms - though perhaps some people just get off on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:45



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Food sustainability on the menu

We’re being served more efficiently, but we’re not eating well. That’s the view of the University of Oxford-based Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) which is calling for action to adopt widespread sustainable healthy eating. The Changing what we eat report highlights the uncomfortable facts: the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 08:45



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Food v fuel: farms may be key to our sustainable future

When you think of sustainability, the green economy or similar concepts, the mental image is probably going to be something along the lines of a renewable energy installer or an electric car zipping down a road. But hitting carbon reduction targets may fall to a significant extent into the hands of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/09/2013 - 08:45