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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

03/09/2014

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Vertical farms could provide green shoots in cities

An energy-generating agricultural skyscraper may seem a little too conceptual for some - but a New York architecture firm thinks it might represent our urban future. The award-winning Urban Skyfarm concept by Aprilli Design Studio plants crop-growing in a vertical trajectory, with eight vertical...

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

15/08/2014

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UK needs to tap into biofuel potential

The UK is importing biomass for energy that it could be producing itself, according to a new report from The University of Manchester. Almost half of the nation’s energy needs could be met by bio energy with no need to bring in any fuels from abroad at all, it claims. These are big findings and in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:45

16/04/2014

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