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