One principle of Renewable Energy is to provide energy with reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen from 280 ppm in 1780 up to 400 ppm in 2013. Adopting Renewable Energy technologies is one recommended way of reducing the environmental impact of what we do.
It is important to understand the environmental impacts associated with producing power from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. The exact type and intensity of environmental impacts varies depending on the specific technology used, the geographic location, and a number of other factors.
Wind farms and solar farms are now being planned across the UK as part of the Government’s drive to provide sustainable development and meet demanding targets for controlling CO2 emissions. These types of projects can be controversial, are guided by national planning policy and associated guidance, and are often referred to formal hearings as part of any consideration for planning approval.
Southdowns has been involved on behalf of developers and Local Authorities on wind turbine schemes, solar farms and biomass schemes.
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