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“Re­new­able en­ergy pro­duc­tion of­fers farm­ers a fur­ther op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their busi­nesses and add to their tra­di­tion­ally vi­tal roles of pro­duc­ing food and man­ag­ing the coun­try­side.” Bar­clay di­rec­tor Travers Clarke-Walker. The bank has launched a £100m fund to help farm­ers in­stall wind tur­bines, so­lar panels and hy­dro­elec­tric schemes “Elec­tric­ity gen­er­ated by so­lar panels could cost the same as con­ven­tion­ally pro­duced power by as early as 2013 in some Euro­pean coun­tries.”

Euro­pean Pho­to­voltaic In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (EPIA), “Aus­tralia’s de­ci­sion to put a price on car­bon emis­sions is, in our view, an im­por­tant step, both en­vi­ron­men­tally and eco­nom­i­cally, be­cause in our Euro­pean ex­pe­ri­ence it is the most cost-ef­fi­cient way to re­duce emis­sions and also a great, green busi­ness op­por­tu­nity,”

Euro­pean Com­mis­sion pres­i­dent Jose Manuel Bar­roso

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