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Energy security sparks UK solar boom

Energy security sparks UK solar boom

Developers are racing to install large-scale solar parks on land across the UK in unprecedented numbers. The rush has been sparked by concerns that Britain’s ageing electrical grid has limited capacity for renewable energy.

Environmental campaigners are concerned by the size of the solar farms being proposed. They argue that using agricultural land for energy production is swapping one form of dependency for another.

BBC article

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