Geoffrey Cox MP

With Geoffrey Cox
I was very pleased to meet Geofrey Cox at the Bowerland Barbecue.

He has spoken strongly against several inappropriate wind farm developments in the unspoilt Devon countryside

Below is a link to his website

An excerpt from Geoffrey Cox`s website

Speaking today Geoffrey Cox emphasised the need to embrace renewable technologies in order to mitigate the effects of burning fossil fuels and to achieve security of energy supplies, but said that care need to be taken in the selection of sites to ensure that they are an appropriate size for the location.

While cautioning against “nimbyism” Geoffrey Cox criticised the Government’s policy on renewable energy saying:
“Forcing massive wind farms on people is entirely counterproductive. We should be trying to build a consensus for renewable energy generation, but the Government’s single minded fixation with large scale wind power risks alienating still further those it should be trying to win over.”

“An array of clean, practical generation technologies are available, some of which could be implemented as community initiatives, others can be installed on individual properties.”

In an attempt to promote interest in, an answer questions about, renewable energy generation (and microgeneration in particular), Mr Cox has announced that he will be holding a Sustainable Energy exhibition and seminar in Winkleigh later in the summer. Further details will be announced shortly.

Another article where he is asking the Secretary of State Malcolm Wicks questions about noise and the problems of infrasound. 

I also found an article about a game of cricket in support of the Plough Arts Centre, where the walk finished.