Power struggle over miniature wind turbines
David Cameron wants one; Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, has applied for one and this week there is a full-scale Commons row about miniature wind turbines, among other forms of do-it-yourself energy generation.
March 13, 2006
by Charles Clover
in news. telegraph
It may not have been Tony Blair's intention when he set up an energy review to ask whether Britain needs more nuclear power but both it and the climate change review due later this month are highlighting how much could be achieved with micro-power.
Solar voltaics, mini-wind turbines, ground source heat pumps, small hydro turbines, wood-chip boilers, mini combined heat and power (CHP) plants and hydrogen fuel cells are all in the spotlight.
Micro-power generation means any form that does not come via the wasteful wires of the National Grid, a system set up to relay power from coal fired... [continue via Web link]