Mar 18, 2008

A Great Day for The Environment in Wales

Two stories today make it clear that Wales can, and is taking a lead in acting on current environmental concerns. This article from icWales announces that:-

"PROPOSALS by the Welsh Assembly Government will effectively ban genetically modified crops from Wales. New regulations, if adopted, will set Wales apart from England in applying a strict “polluter pays” principle that will put an end even to trial plantings."

This is in complete contrast to the Whitehall approach which has always been to encourage GM crop development.

Meanwhile in a report from NewsWales it appears that researchers in Swansea University have developed a new method of generating electricity from steel clad surfaces. This basically involves painting them with a new and revolutionary photovoltaic material. It is, apparently, both efficient and cost effective. See article here.

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