That little bit of atmosphere is all we've got 14 MAY 2016 - DUCK RACES Flash floods in Ludlow Vapour trails over the isle of Annet in Scilly on an otherwise cloudless day Our duck race team Our very own Forest Garden All Electric: 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, Range 200+ miles Top Speed 120 New generation Electric Cars 100 mile range The Duck Races - in May every year Electric Bikes - Healthy and good for our hills MP Philip Dunne racing by pedal power

Acton Scott Solar Farm Appeal Allowed

The Planning Inspectorate have overturned Shropshire Council's refusal to grant planning permission for a solar farm at Acton Scott, and it should therefore go ahead with most of the conditions proposed by planning officers also agreed. The Planning Inspector's judgement was that "Overall, the proposal would cause slight harm to the character and appearance of the ...

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Shrewsbury floods 2000 ©Bob Bowyer

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

There is something weird about the human psyche, as George Marshall for one has pointed out. Any disaster brings out our resourcefulness, our community spirit, our organisation, our resilience. But to suggest we brought it upon ourselves - especially when it's just happened - invites criticism, anger, even fury.  How dare you rub it in now of all ...

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By Popular Demand...following our remarkably successful Third EV Day we've finally got the video on the website! Huge thanks to Ed Jones from Green Leaf Eco films who gave us a whole day and more of his time plus his extraordinary expertise to produce this - and make our Vice-chairman look as if he knows what ...

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Monday 19th October at the Three Tuns in Bishops Castle is your chance to drink some real Shropshire ale from the Three Tuns Brewery and hear some real analysis of the human condition from a master.  George Marshall's book (we made a few notes as you'll see) asks why most people don't think about climate change at ...

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Saturday 17th is Stretton Green Open Homes Day!

You know what it's like - you'd like to be more energy efficient but it's a jungle out there and you don't know where to start or who to trust. Saturday is the solution. Turn up at the Eco Hub at the URC church Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm to speak to some knowledgeable renewable energy experts or just ...

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Drax Pulls Out of “Unviable” Carbon Capture Project. This is Very Bad..

As further evidence of the degree of uncertainty among investors caused by the Government's raft of announcements pulling back on renewable and green energy development, Drax power company announced on Friday that it will pull out of the “White Rose” carbon capture scheme for which it had received a £220million grant a year ago. Drax say they will complete the ...

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Renewables – UK Drops Out of Top Ten

The UK has dropped out of the top ten places to invest in renewables according to the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index. This index ranks 40 countries every three months on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities, based on a number of macro, energy market and technology-specific indicators. The USA tops the list, ...

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