Communities should reap renewable rewards
A leading MP says communities accepting fracking, solar farms or wind turbines should be given significant sums of money to spend.
Tim Yeo, who was elected chairman of the Commons energy and climate change committee, said the money would ensure the most affected villages would share in the benefits of the projects rather than watch as a “vague payment” by the energy company was spent elsewhere by their local council.
Mr Yeo also said he believes that community concerns on fracking must be respected but there is unlikely to be an “absolute veto” to prevent the industry emerging in specific areas.
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