Despite the ‘Turbines or Tearooms’ title much of this was about protests against biomass plants including a proposed one in kent that would require 50 Mt of wood chip a year. Not any coverage on the issue of whether large scale biomass is sutainable or not. More on local protest mentality.
Can be heard on i-player or live again on BBC Radio 4 at · Thu 3 Sep 2009 13:30
All over the country renewable energy schemes are being thwarted by local people determined to stop wind farms and bio-mass plants being built on some of the most beautiful doorsteps in
In the first of a new series of ‘Costing the Earth’ Tom Heap asks if radical action is needed to break through the blockade. Should the new planning laws intended to rush through urgently needed road and airport projects be extended to all green energy projects? Or should developers make more effort to get local people on board? If locals can see an immediate financial benefit will they drop their opposition?
Tom Heap travels from