Renewable energy is not just for the few techno-geeks as it was in the past.
With the cost of traditional energy sources rising & set to increase rapidly over the next 10 years, renewable energy can now be VERY cost effective.
We have seen the establishment of wind farms around our coasts & it is said that the cost of these will fall quickly. We are also seeing the adoption of many small-scale/domestic solar energy plants due in part to the ability to reduce electricity costs & earn money from any excess power generated.
WE CAN ALL CONTRIBUTE TO CLEANING UP THE PLANET!
- Fast growing forestry supplying wood biomass on a 2 yearly coppicing cycle
- Local community combined heat & power (CHP) schemes
- Domestic CHP schemes using micro-generation systems
- Solar power using photo-voltaic technology
- Solar heating systems
- Wind power
- Hydro-electric schemes
- Geothermal systems