Upscaling of offshore wind

“Ramping up offshore wind is essential to accelerating the global energy transition, which many energy experts agree hinges on widescale electrification. Built at sea, offshore windfarms can provide stable green power at utility scale without taking up precious land area.” Just off England’s Yorkshire coast, 174 wind turbines cut through the air, capturing energy andContinue reading “Upscaling of offshore wind”

Butterfly Conservation Dorset

Butterfly Conservation is very much about moths as well as butterflies, and moths can generate some mind-boggling statistics. The national moth recording scheme is currently being updated with thee years of data covering 2017 to 2019, and though only 21 out of 71 macro moth datasets have been added so far, they total 1,258,861 mothsContinue reading “Butterfly Conservation Dorset”

Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan and the solar power plant.

The Developers image (8), at ground level, indicating the view of the panels on part of the site in just four of the eleven fields – looking West from Hazelbury Bryan The Prime Minister has confirmed “offshore wind will produce more than enough electricity to power every home in the country by 2030” The localContinue reading “Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan and the solar power plant.”

Good news for Hardy’s Vale!

Offshore wind will produce more than enough electricity to power every home in the country by 2030, based on current electricity usage, boosting the government’s previous 30GW target to 40GW. The Prime Minister has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creatingContinue reading “Good news for Hardy’s Vale!”

Walking Hardy’s Vale

The vale’s towns, in particular Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton, draw visitors for their history and beauty, but perhaps the best way to appreciate the Blackmore Vale is to get out and walk its pristine countryside and hike the surrounding hills for a bird’s-eye view. For generations the scenery has inspired artists, such as John Constable;Continue reading “Walking Hardy’s Vale”

Dorset countryside threatened

Dorset Branch of the CPRE Few parts of Britain are under greater and more imminent threat than the countryside of Dorset. Some of England’s finest sea cliffs, open rolling countryside, heathland, villages and towns are in our care. For many years the Dorset Branch of the CPRE has campaigned successfully, on behalf of future generations,Continue reading “Dorset countryside threatened”

The £600,000 bat!

Bellway Homes are handed the ‘largest ever fine’ for wildlife crime over demolition work at bat habitat The developer carried out the damaging work despite the presence of the protected creatures having been noted the year before. By Sabah Choudhry, news reporter Friday 11 December 2020 13:26, A major housebuilding company has been fined £600,000Continue reading “The £600,000 bat!”

Letter from a friend in the vale!

This letter is full of love for the Blackmore Vale – and passionate, reasoned opposition to building a landscape changing giant solar farm in the ‘Vale of the little dairies’. October 7th 2020 Dear Ms Telford Counter Argument to Applicant’s Responses to public representations re Application forRenewable energy scheme on Higher Stockbridge Farm, Longburton, Sherborne,Continue reading “Letter from a friend in the vale!”