Energy experts have suggested that allowing farmers in the U.K. to install wind turbines could provide more of the U.K.'s future energy and food needs.
"There are about 300,000 farms in the U.K. so if you are going to have renewable energy generation at any level of scale, farmers have the land and the capacity to install those renewable energy schemes. Therefore they should be a target audience because they have the land and the resources to produce the energy."
This opinion is met by a number of U.K. farmers currently in business. A survey released by Nottingham Trent University this year which measured the attitudes of 700 farmers said that 30 percent were already generating electricity from renewable resources, and 61 percent who were not would like to invest in renewables within the next five years. In addition, 76 percent of the respondents said the potential of renewable energy is not being met.Via: BBC
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