Boost for economy

SIR - I, too, feel that the Atlantic Array will be a great boost for the local economy for Torridge and North Devon. This project will provide skilled jobs, which are in short supply in this area. Fishermen will also benefit from extra income servicing

SIR - I, too, feel that the Atlantic Array will be a great boost for the local economy for Torridge and North Devon.

This project will provide skilled jobs, which are in short supply in this area. Fishermen will also benefit from extra income servicing the installation when fishing is in decline.

Recent research has observed that, technically, the whole world could be powered by renewable energy to the European level of use within 20 years - if only we were not held back by vested interests, and governments in thrall to the fossil fuel lobby.

For those of you interested in this research, log on to www.101-solutions.org. It does seem impossible but I am sure this is the way forward.


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Those of you who do not believe that climate change is happening must agree that for Britain to be self-sufficient in energy would be a good thing.

I would hate to be in the hands of Russia, or any other unstable regime, for our gas supply. The various renewable supplies of energy will save money for both the provider and the customer. Nuclear power is not the future. These expensive power stations cannot be built in time to cover the shortfall in supply.

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Therefore providing more Green Jobs building renewable energy schemes, helping households to use less fuel and the public getting engaged with saving energy will be a positive move for everyone.

Cathrine Simmons

Green Party Candidate for Torridge

and West Devon

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