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Publication dateJune 2003 MBC038 We Have The Power Ian Herbert examines the future of renewable energy in the Northwest. He talks to Julian Carter of Renewables Northwest, who was engaged in educating planners about wind and wave power, and to Envirolink Northwest. The article assesses the potential for generating renewable energy off the Northwest coast, particularly around Barrow and Workington. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC090 Electric Currents With the government putting greater emphasis on the need to cut carbon emissions, renewable energy generation is becoming more and more important. With the Northwest’s constant winds and the mighty power of the River Mersey, Matthew Sutcliffe examines the schemes already up and running in the region and looks at the potential for further projects that could be installed to help fight the battle against climate change. Publication dateMarch 2008 MBC126 Splitting the Atom With the threat of climate change and rapidly depleting fossil fuel resources, new methods of low-carbon energy generation cannot be ignored. New nuclear is one such method and a controversial one at that. Source talks to leading figures from the nuclear, research and environmental sectors to explore their views on what new nuclear will mean for the UK’s energy sector and for the Northwest. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC134 Weir-ed and Wonderful During the industrial revolution mills generated their power by utilising the force of nearby rivers. Now in the 21st century micro-hydro schemes are popping up along our waterways using modern technology to generate green energy from our rivers. Jason Teasdale goes out to investigate various schemes located across the Northwest and learns about the challenges and opportunities faced by these small-scale hydropower schemes. Publication dateMarch 2009 MBC140 Beat the Credit Crunch Everyone is feeling the pinch from the credit crunch and that pinch turns into a nasty bite once winter draws in and your energy bills soar. Louise Tickle goes to talk to two people who have used different approaches to make their homes more eco-friendly and by doing so, have made them cheaper to run. She discusses the methods they’ve used to ensure their houses become more energy efficient and learns about the effect this has had on their bills. Publication dateMarch 2009 MBC141 Winds of Fortune The UK has recently overtaken Denmark as the world’s largest producer of offshore energy, with six active wind farms located around the British coast. However to meet the government’s targets of producing 15% of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, we are going to need a lot more wind farms. The UK is ideally suited for offshore generation, not only do we have ample winds but also shallow seas that make it cheaper and easier to install the huge turbines. Mark Hillsdon explores the economic and environmental benefits of offshore energy generation, focussing particularly on the Northwest and looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by this budding industry.