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Saving the planet but losing the landscape: the impact of renewable energy policies on rural Britain

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Prag, P., (2003) Saving the planet but losing the landscape: the impact of renewable energy policies on rural Britain. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 01/03. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp17.

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The main instrument of the Government's renewable energy policy is to promote wind power through regulation and subsidy. This gives rise to anomalies in rural planning when turbines are erected in sensitve areas in which other forms of development are strictly controlled. The situation is reviewed in the context of economic viability and considered also against the alternative of growing fuel crops. The latter are currently hampered by lack of Government support but could fulfil a useful secondary role of sustaining the agricultural sector and with it the management of lowland landscapes.

Item Type:Report (Working Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:21440
Publisher:University of Reading
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