Great Debate: Blowing Hot or Cold? Renewable Wind Energy in the UK (1 of 4)

Jun 26, 2012, 02:43 PM

Part of Dartington's Great Debates series, held at Dartington Hall in association with TRESOC on 18 June 2012

Can the UK achieve its targets for onshore wind energy in view of resistance applied at local planning level?

The Department for Energy and Climate Change says: “Wind will be a key component in meeting the UK’s 2020 target for energy from renewable sources, and onshore wind could deliver around 15% of the total”. Local communities have a major role to play in making this happen.

Chair: Jonathan Dimbleby

Panel: Godfrey Boyle, Emeritus Professor of Renewable Energy at the Open University; Matt Partridge, Development Director REG Windpower; John Constable, The Renewable Energy Foundation; Helen McDade, The John Muir Trust. #ClimateChange #Dartington #DartingtonHall #Debate #GreatDebates #RenewableEnergy #WindPower #TRESOC #CommunityEnergy #onshore #JonathanDimbleby

Photo c. Martin Laine