solar-and-wind-energy

Sanity: Subsidies for solar farms to be cut to help safeguard farmland

From:Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP New rules will ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops and food Farmers will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops…

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Nobody expects the Spanish solar inquisition!

Over at Bishop Hill, there’s a story about an inquisition into the Spanish solar power industry, which was so heavily subsidized and the price being paid for solar power feed-in so much more than conventional power, that some unscrupulous opportunists decided to run solar power systems at night, with the help of a diesel generator: