One land, many voices
Controversy surrounds the measures needed to switch to less polluting re-newable energy. Many question a major expansion of onshore wind turbines, given their landscape impact and limited effectiveness. We need new measures to promote effective, alternative renewable energy sources - in the right place.
March 14, 2007
by Neil Sinden
in The Guardian
It's not often you hear a senior politician talk about land. Yet, land - its use, character and condition - makes a major contribution to our quality of life. That is why it was a rare delight last week to hear David Miliband, the environment secretary, outline his vision for land use in Britain. His starting point was that, as a country, "we underestimate the importance of land use to our social, economic and environmental progress". He recognised that shared spaces reinforce community and cohesion, and the contribution of our landscape's beauty to the economy.
Miliband's speech to the Campaign... [continue via Web link]