The alternative energy generator at last week’s low carbon farming event!
I mentioned last week my rather chilly visit to an event run by Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit The event was excellent and really thought provoking.
In case you are wondering why I attended a farming event the topics related to some of my work with the Heritage Lottery Fund, and run off from farms is a major issue in river restoration and water quality. The speakers were of a really high calibre so I forgave them the freezing cold, windswept location.
The speakers included Jonathan Scurlock, National Farmers’ Union chief adviser on renewable energy and climate change and Kate Morley, Defra policy adviser on climate change mitigation in agriculture.
Some of the useful sites from the event are
Farming Futures – works with farmers to prepare for climate change
British HydroPower Association – very useful resource
Good Energy – a renewable energy company who spoke about the new feed in tariffs. (NB I have no experience of the company as yet!)
It was great to see such a wide range of people at the event, including farmers, energy providers, government agencies and also consultants and the event was very positive.