New wind farms could bypass the grid – and locals would benefit

By Nick Rosen Professor of Netzero – Subhes Battacharyya: “Balance demand locally”
The UK government’s new energy policy is, to nobody’s surprise, much like their old energy policy. Attention has focused on the lack of support for energy efficiency measures like insulation. There is a more fundamental criticism that needs urgent debate.
It was left to Andrea Leadsom, former UK energy Secretary to identify the key problem. She told the BBC last week that the quickest, cheapest way to increase renewable energy supply, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, is to build wind turbines and solar farms in the countryside (everything stated about

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