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Direct Current

Opportunities and challenges for the UK's hydro electricity industry

Opportunities and challenges for the UK's hydro electricity industry

Clean, green and discrete, small scale hydro electricity generation has been an important source of power for more than 150 years. And with every chance the hydro schemes being developed today will still be operational well into the next century, it has a clear role to play in the UK’s renewable energy future.

Interview

Feeding the eight million

Rosie Boycott interview

As food advisor to the Mayor of London, few people are better placed to improve access to healthy, locally produced and affordable food in the capital than Rosie Boycott. She tells us where our food system has gone wrong, and the steps The London Food Board are taking to put it right.

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Tough love

How to set up a small farm

For Tom Mettyear and Mark Sparrow, starting up their small organic farm in Dorset has been tough. They moved to Haddon Copse Farm just over a year ago and basically had to start from scratch.

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Home from Home

Self sufficient in the woods

In January 2013 the Carbeth Hutters Community Company (CHCC) achieved the first hutting community buyout in the UK. The historic deal secured the future for the owners of the 146 huts.