One of the concerns we hear when talking to people about renewable energy is that wind and solar farms may damage tourism in otherwise untouched areas of the countryside. Here Good Energy think the research should inform the debate over the future development of renewable energy in Cornwall and other areas of the UK where wind and solar farms are developing alongside a flourishing tourism industry. Read more...
News from Solar Power Portal: Just two weeks ago, energy minster Greg Barker laid down a crystal clear challenge to the solar PV sector. The only way to maximise solar’s contribution to the 2020 renewables target would be to “squeeze out subsidy” and to “compete like-for-like with fossil fuels”, he said. That’s some challenge, but it is one that is not being extended to any other low carbon technology. Certainly not to nuclear. The contrast between the minister’s uncompromising message to our industry on 8 October and the Hinkley Point C deal announced by DECC this week could not be any clearer. Read more...
Well, of course they crossed swords! And more local residents did the same at a meeting at All Saints from which 70 would-be participants had to be excluded from the already packed hall. We gather everything was conducted as it should have been, and the anti-fracking expert won hands-down, as a large percentage of the DKs and even those in favour switched to the anti side. Read more on the Sussex Express website...
Fracking is hardly ever out of the news these days as protests and controversy focus more and more attention on this recently-developed technique for extracting gas and oil from deep underground shale rock. Like all fossil fuels shale gas is non-renewable and therefore contributes to the total amount of greenhouse gas. Despite claims that shale methane is low in CO2 when burned, the fracking process allows large amounts of the gas to escape into the atmosphere, contributing substantially to the greenhouse effect. Read more....
Test-drive the new Co-wheels electric Prius and charging point at Lewes Station. At least one of the Ovesco Board has done this, and reports a good ride and a reasonable hire rate – as well as the good feeling of reducing his carbon footprint. Sounds an excellent idea for those who do not own a car, as well as those households that currently have more than one.
|This could be Ovesco’s first step into sharing a site built by an outside developer but providing benefits for local people. The scheme would allow people to invest in a £3M share of the site, and make a very significant contribution to renewable energy production in the south-east. Read more on the Sussex Express website...|
- The OVESCO Limited IPS Directors
- Filed Accounts for Year Ending 31st December 2012
- Comparing the Projects
- Results for the year to 1st September 2013...
Earlier this year Ovesco asked existing Members of Ovesco IPS for pledges to enable more organisations to benefit from roofs. This extra investment was wonderfully forthcoming, and, added to some money still held by Ovesco from earlier investors, enabled several new projects to be completed. Most recent was a new roof on Chailey School, finished during the summer holidays to ensure there was no inconvenience to staff and pupils.