25 Aug '11, 12pm

Brits keen to go green, but don't know how via @businessgreen

Most of us have a lack of awareness about where energy comes from and how it is produced. The 'stuff' just appears at our plug or in the boiler/oven/hob. Developing the system has been the remit of a few big companies and the user has little involvement in how this has ocurred. With 15% renewable targets to achieve, this task should be pushed down for district and parish councils (and community councils or other equivalents) to achieve. That way, the public HAS to be involved. Let the community decide were and what renewable sources (RES) they will accept (but it has to provide 15% of the community power) and then auction the site to developers in much the same way as offshore is done. Make sure the community can invest and benefit directly from the development, not just the developer. The community sets the requirements, and developers take it or leave it. By involving pe...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2104498/brits-keen-g...

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