That little bit of atmosphere is all we've got 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
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After Electric Cars – It’s the Electric Plane!

You SO HAVE TO watch this (freaking) video!  Solar Impulse is a solar-powered plane - and it has already flown for over 26 hours in one go to prove you can get enough power from the sun to fly through the night. Right now it's on its way round the world.  All of which is pretty cool, although we ...

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It’s another ‘Keep on Burning’ Budget

We were hoping (although frankly not expecting) the budget might have included something to support the growth of low-carbon industry and other measures to respond to climate change. In fact the Chancellor made no mention whatever of climate change. Instead there was a large package of support for the fossil fuel sector. Mr Osborne announced a further £1.3 billion in ...

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At Last- An electric car at Llanisolar!

Llani Solar and Biomass invited us to their Open Day on March 16 to show off an electric car and use their Zero Carbon World electric car charging station.  As both these organisations are friends of ours we trundled along.. and the good folk of Llanidloes were really very interested... Local college students who were providing the hospitality ...

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Up to £5,600 Free – but for One Week Only (probably)

FROM 16 March, the government is offering a huge cash giveaway to anyone who is going to make their home more energy efficient.  Money-saving expert Martin Lewis reckons the £70 million will go in a week as last time the £30m on offer went in a day. Click here to find out more.. £5,600 sounds nice. What's it ...

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Stretton is Electric Car Capital of Shropshire

Church Stretton's electric vehicle charging point is well on its way to saving its first tonne of CO2 and so far has provided over 3,000 miles of zero carbon motoring for its users.  So far, 28 different cars have visited the charging station, recharging a total of 137 times and drawing just under 760 kWh from the Co-op's ...

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Acton Scott – Another NIMBY Decision

"Stretton Climate Care regrets profoundly the decision of Shropshire Council to refuse planning permission for a solar farm at Henley. We believe that this proposal offered a good opportunity to expand the provision of renewable energy in the area, on a site that provided no visual intrusion to the Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, which we all ...

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THE RESULTS ARE IN - and the winner is...(drumroll etc etc) - ALISON ROAD! Although to be fair, everyone's a winner, because each one of the 629 energy saving measures adopted by the folk of the Battlefield estate in Stretton will have saved them money, improved their health or quality of life and reduced their impact ...

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