A tiny aquatic beetle, just a few millimetres in size, may be standing in the way of Europe’s largest construction project, Hinkley Point C.

EDF is building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes. Hinkley Point C could cost around £46 billion, and the delayed completion date is now reported to be 2031. But for locals, living in a nearby village, there…

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Batcombe’s Carbon Footprint Shock

When a group of villagers in Batcombe decided to explore ways of being more environmentally friendly, they discovered a big shock. Using an online carbon footprint tool, Batcombe residents were able to work out that the carbon footprint measure per household in their Parish was over double the amount of the UK average. When compared…

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Food savings on the door step

This evening I helped deliver food, that would have been thrown away from a busy village shop, to people who could made good use of It. These days shops and supermarkets encourage community groups to take and distribute unsold food. Having “saved” food delivered to people’s homes has advantages for people who can’t leave their…

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We need to talk about farming!

While I was out and about in Mendip South recently, I was conversing with a local Dairy Farmer.  He told me that he was one of the last Dairy Farmers in the village (where we met) and that many of his generation were leaving farming for good, while younger folk weren’t stepping up into the…

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