Scotland’s Berwickshire Housing Association wants to capture the wind to boost their mission. By launching a new wind farm in the Scottish Borders, and selling the power to the National Grid, the charitable organization hopes to generate enough revenue to build 500 affordable homes over the next 25 years. Dubbed Fishermen Three, the 7.5-megawatt project at Hoprigshiels in Cockburnspath is a joint effort between BHA and the equally philanthropic Community Energy Scotland . The latter’s share of the revenue will enable it to help communities across Scotland leverage their own renewable energy initiatives. “The idea for the wind farm came when BHA realized that we had to be innovative in order to solve the dilemma of how to keep building new homes for social rental, which are so badly needed in this area, at a time when funding for new housing through traditional channels was in decline,” Helen Forsyth, chief executive of BHA, said in a statement. “The wind farm will provide BHA with a reliable, predictable, low-maintenance source of income that will allow us to build a steady stream of new affordable homes at a time when services are all too often being cut.” Related: 6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trump’s blessing Nicholas Gubbins, chief executive of CES, said that the United Kingdom’s energy system is shifting, but with changes come fresh opportunities. “We want to make sure that communities are at the forefront of the opportunities that this will create for new low-carbon energy developments,” he added. Scotland’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, agrees that renewables are the way of the future. He said, “Locally owned renewables in areas such as the Borders have the potential to help drive social, economic and environmental change at a local level.” Via the Guardian Photos by Unsplash
Read the original here:
Scotland’s latest wind farm will help fund 500 new affordable homes
Comments Off on Will Ben & Jerry’s carbon price help moove markets?
The iconic ice cream brand’s chief executive Jostein Solheim speaks about its efforts to combat climate change.
See original here:
Will Ben & Jerry’s carbon price help moove markets?
Comments Off on Sainsbury’s CEO Demands New Focus on Green Economy
The chief executive of a leading supermarket has demanded the government tackle a lack of trained workers with green skills.
Here is the original post:
Sainsbury’s CEO Demands New Focus on Green Economy
Comments Off on Cartier Taps Green Mining Firm for Responsibly Sourced Gold
All too often, behind the glitter of gold are ugly environmental and social costs: Unregulated mines creating toxic wastes, child laborers working under grim conditions, rivers and bays polluted with waste.
Originally posted here:
Cartier Taps Green Mining Firm for Responsibly Sourced Gold
Comments Off on ‘LEED for Landscapes’ Aims to Green the Nation’s Greens
The United States’ first voluntary rating system for sustainable landscapes launched last week, a development its creators hope will do for the landscaping sector what LEED did for the building industry.
The rest is here:
‘LEED for Landscapes’ Aims to Green the Nation’s Greens
Comments Off on Is the U.S. News Media Failing to Do Its Job on Climate Change?
It sure seems that America is out of touch with the rest of the world regarding global warming, and that the world is slapping us in the face to awaken us from our stupor.
Go here to read the rest:
Is the U.S. News Media Failing to Do Its Job on Climate Change?