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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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Friday Funny – Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy

Oh, this is precious. In Madison, Wisconsin, demonstrators gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of “dirty coal” and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a…

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: