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Climate change

Man-made climate change has the potential to significantly affect the UK's protected landscapes.  The Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership recognises that the area's landscape and wildlife are at risk, and that we that we must be part of the effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Green energy

The AONB team commissioned a detailed report into the potential for renewable energy in 2010.

Renewable energy in the Blackdown Hills - constraints and opportunities full report

Summary of the report including simple 'traffic light' rating of a range of technologies.

The Blackdown Hills AONB is rich in renewable resources such as water, wind, wood and solar power. 

We support green energy installations wherever possible, provided that they do not cause unacceptable damage to the landscape.

Useful links

Centre for Alternative Technology 

Centre for Sustainable Energy 

Community Energy Online

Energy Saving Trust 

Genesis Project, Taunton 

Get generating - a renewable energy guide for rural communities

Regen South West - includes directory of installers

RE4D - inspiring case studies from Devon

Sustainable Crediton - well developed local example

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