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Wind farm near Lesmahagow secures millions of pounds

A wind farm in South Lanarkshire has received more than £8m in funding. The three-turbine project near the village of Lesmahagow could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 300 homes. The wind farm is jointly owned by Stewart Energy Ltd and Lesmahagow Development Trust (LDT).


New Scottish Community Renewables website launches

Friends of the Earth Scotland today launched a new online platform (www.communitypower.scot) showcasing a European wide campaign for people’s ownership of renewable energy called ‘Community Power’.


How can the EU achieve a low-carbon economy?

Mr. Markus Trilling, EU funds Campaign Coordinator at CEE Bankwatch Network (an organisation representing a network of environmental NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe) is explaining how the local level can lead the low-carbon transition. 

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Big step for small renewables: Poland to introduce feed-in tariffs for microinstallations

After many months of advocating for public support to small-scale renewables, Polish citizens and environmental movement finally got some long-awaited good news. On 20 February 2015, Polish parliamentarians voted to adopt a provision of the draft renewable energy (RES) law, introducing feed-in tariffs for electricity generated in the smallest RES microinstallations. This date marks an important change in Polish authorities' attitude towards citizen-owned renewables, and a first step towards a more democratic, decentralised energy system in Poland.

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