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An Archimedes screw type hy­dro­elec­tric gen­er­a­tor in­stalled at Son­ning on the Thames is gen­er­at­ing 99kW – and its own­ers Pride­wa­ter Es­tates say that makes them the first car­bon-neu­tral ma­rina oper­a­tion in the UK. Pride­wa­ter’s four mari­nas on the Coven­try, Grand Union, Birm­ing­ham & Faze­ley and Peak For­est canals still buy their power from their cur­rent sup­pli­ers, but as their to­tal draw is less than 99kW, over­all the com­pany is pro­duc­ing more clean en­ergy than it uses.

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