Category Archives: renewable energy

Rampisham Down Saved?

There has been some good news about Rampisham Down and its future. The developers British Solar Renewables have resubmitted their proposals to develop a smaller (but still highly profitable) solar farm on arable land adjacent to the SSSI, so that … Continue reading

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Rampisham Down: British Solar Renewables have a digital spring clean

With only a little over 4 months to go before the Rampisham Down Public Inquiry gets underway, British Solar Renewables has been having a digital clear out, getting rid of information that might not put it in the best light … Continue reading

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The Solar Farm Gold Rush is over

            This spring it was almost as though there was a gold rush around here, but the gold was a very generous public subsidy for private landowners to build solar farms; and the subsidy magically … Continue reading

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Rampisham Down Factsheet #8: Politics and Politicians

As the election draws closer, I thought it would be worth looking at the politics and politicians of Rampisham Down and who supports the development of a Solar Farm on one of Britain’s most important nature sites. There are some … Continue reading

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Rampisham Down Factsheet #6: The Solar Farm Business: British Solar Renewables and Community Heat and Power

Brownfield Site? Rampisham Down SSSI It pays to know who you are dealing with, and this is as much the case at Rampisham Down as anywhere else. The developers of Rampisham Down are British Solar Renewables, as I have mentioned … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Roger Helmer ventures into supporting renewable energy, and gets it all wrong.

      More UKIP bonkersness. Roger Helmer has now decided he supports renewable energy, but only if it is bioethanol distilled from wheat. This appears to be because he doesn’t want a bioethanol distillery built in Stocton (sic) on … Continue reading

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