Britain should rule the waves on green energy says @EnvAgency Chairman, Lord Chris Smith: #RSASmith
Britain should rule the waves on green energy says Environment Agency Chairman 08-May-2012 'Green is as important as growthâ€¦the two go hand in hand' - Lord Smith The UK could lead the world on wave and tidal energy generation, and should fast-track other low carbon or renewable energy sources too, Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith will warn in a keynote speech tonight. He will call for more research and investment in energies that take advantage of the coastline and rivers â€“saying the loss of market leader status on the development of wind turbines was a mistake that should not be repeated. He supports the further development of shale gas (fracking) - provided that there is a major programme of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for gas-fired power generation. And he proposes a similar approach to hydropower and nuclear energy as alternatives to coal, where th...