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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Midweek Herald