Devon must explore renewable energy

PUBLISHED: 13:26 10 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 15 June 2010

DEVON has unique potential for renewable energy development and could play a major role in a range of projects according to a report put to Devon County Council.

DEVON has unique potential for renewable energy development and could play a major role in a range of projects according to a report put to Devon County Council.The council's environment, economy and culture scrutiny committee was presented with a review of developments of off-shore renewable energy schemes and heard that with its two coastlines it could play a part in wave and tidal technology as well as off-shore wind farms. Committee chairman Councillor Stuart Hughes said: "Devon's ambition to be the greenest county means Devon County Council must play a part in exploring the development of renewable energy in the region."We should look to share in employment opportunities, but any schemes must take careful consideration of the environment."What do you think? Tell your Herald.


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