Dartmoor is on alert for Asian hornets
Oct05

Dartmoor is on alert for Asian hornets

Beekeepers across the West Country have been alerted after an Asian hornet has been found in Devon. The hornet has spread across mainland Europe devastating bee colonies. The Asian hornet feeds off the honeybees and wild bees which pollinate the plants that provide us with food. Professor Juliet Osborne of Exeter University has said that the Asian hornet can fly long distances and has caused severe problems for French beekeepers: “The...

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Green Issues: WIND POWER IS EVEN CHEAPER THAN NUCLEAR
Sep21

Green Issues: WIND POWER IS EVEN CHEAPER THAN NUCLEAR

The cost of wind power is at an all-time low. Offshore wind energy cost has dropped because of larger, more efficient turbines and selling the energy by auction has encouraged competitive bidding. The cost is measured by ‘levelising’ which means the production price of each MWh of power is averaged over the lifetime of the ‘plant’ that produces it. Wind generated power is now at roughly £97 per MWh, making it cheaper than nuclear...

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