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SHROPSHIRE CC FEELS THE WIND BENEATH ITS WINGS

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Shropshire CC is carrying out a year long study into renewable energy and is looking at the possibility of installi...
Shropshire CC is carrying out a year long study into renewable energy and is looking at the possibility of installing wind turbines across the region.

The Birmingham Post (p4) reports that the £65,000 study, financed by the European Union and the department for trade and industry will start in the new year.

Shropshire CC environmental co-ordinator, John Harrison, told the paper that the council would also be considering the possibility of introducing solar and small-scale hydropower.

'We are looking at all forms of renewable energy which are most likely to be economical in the county,' he said.

'The idea isn't to promote wind power and we are not talking about wind farms, but a complete range of options from very small to medium-scale where, perhaps, remoter areas could use it.

'Traditional sources of fuel ... have had environmental effects, not just global warming but acid rain, so the county council needs to move towards cleaner forms of energy,' added Mr Harrison.

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