Solar Power

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they have made of the effects of large solar energy plants upon plant and animal wild life.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

In 2014 the National Solar Centre of the Building Research Establishment published Biodiversity Guidance to Solar Developments in order to support developers in managing the effect of generating stations on plants and animal wildlife. This can be found at:

http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/nsc/Documents%20Library/NSC%20Publications/National-Solar-Centre---Biodiversity-Guidance-for-Solar-Developments--2014-.pdf

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