Environment

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Over the next four years, we will:

  • Encourage investment in renewable energy, supporting wind turbines, hydro-electricity, solar panels, and other forms of renewable energy.
  • Support tidal energy, lagoons and hydro power generation from natural resources.
  • Enable everyone to recycle all forms of waste.
  • Work with our local and national partners to reduce flooding in the County, and extract the money promised by the Government to help protect our communities.
  • Encourage the export of water from Somerset to the South East of England.
  • Investigate and implement "quiet lanes" designations.
  • Protect all that is special about rural Somerset and making Somerset an outstanding tourism destination.
  • Oppose "fracking" throughout Somerset.