Energy for Eigg

Bullock, Hannah
January 2008
Green Futures;Jan2008, Issue 67, p13
The article reports on the efforts made by Eigg's residents to escape from costly power sources in Scotland. When the residents bought the island from an absent landlord, they are combining wind turbines, solar panels and low-head hydro to have real alternatives to their current reliance on generators fueled by imported, expensive and polluting diesel. They are putting underground cables on the island which cost £1.5 million and funded by Highlands and Islands Community Energy Co. and The Big Lottery Fund.


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