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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Have a laugh, but think about this..

In 2013, comedian-musician Tim Minchin addressed graduates at the University of Western Australia where he was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree. Minchin is a graduate of UWA.  His speech is optimistic, witty, irreverent and telling; especially his  comment 7.33 minutes into this speech, when he says "The idea that many Australians...believe that ...

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Congratulations to the National Trust!

Stretton Climate Care congratulates the National Trust on 50 years of conservation work.  We are indeed lucky to live in this area and to have such a partner helping to protect our local environment.  Please share this video with your friends!

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Sept 12 Electric Car Day a sell-out!

We knew it! There are so many electric and hybrid cars on the market, and so much interest (what with Stretton being the Electric Car Capital of Shropshire), that we are now officially full and may have to spill over to the other side of the Lion Meadow Car Park on September 12th. Apart from the rivalry ...

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And Now – The All Electric Ferry!

Norway has once again showed how to make the best of their oil investment by being the first to launch an all electric ferry service. It's capable of carrying 120 cars and 360 passengers over a three and a half mile journey that takes about 20 minutes, and it recharges in the ten-minute break between ...

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Is This The Renewable Answer?

We're all in favour of renewables, but...  Wind turbines spoil the view and only work when the wind is blowing; solar farms spoil the view and only work when the sun shines.  Hydro schemes are ok but don't produce that much electricity. BUT - what if we had turbines at the bottom of the sea, harnessing ...

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Ludlow Hydro Scheme Tantalisingly Close to Fruition

Stretton residents who were interested in investing in the Carding Mill Valley Hydro scheme may be tempted by the plan to harness the Teme in Ludlow for hydro power.  The old water wheel will be replaced by an archimedes screw generator and will provide a fairly regular 30kW into the local grid - over three times as ...

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At Last! Ludlow’s First EV Charging Station Opens

Leading children's bike manufacturer IslaBikes has made one small concession to the car market - they have installed two 6.7kW electric car charging points at their factory and showroom next to the Ludlow Food Centre at Bromfield. The news will be welcomed by EV drivers who until now had only the Church Stretton charging point between Shrewsbury ...

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    • Whatever happened to those really sharp people you had working on alternative energies? Did you fire them and invade the arctic instead? // posted on 04/08/2015
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