06 Feb '12, 3pm

UK Groups Push for the Grassroots Solar & Wind Energy Route

UK Groups Push for the Grassroots Solar & Wind Energy Route

Solar power is blowing up. And that’s expected to continue for many years into the future. While I’m all for solar power expansion of any sort, like the majority (or even over 90%) of people are, I (like most) prefer to see the myriad benefits of solar going to the little guy, the common citizen, rather than yet another mega-corporation or energy company. One way to make that happen is with community-owned solar projects. As I said, a lot of people are behind this. In fact, civil society groups in the UK representing approximately 12 million people said last week that this was the country’s best opportunity for switching to a low-carbon economy, and that such projects should get more government support. Such groups include the Co-operative, the National Trust, the Church of England, and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. As I’ve noted before, such projects are ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/06/uk-groups-grassroots-...

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