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Renewables rule making green a reality- The Guardian Unlimited

December 11, 2007 6:00 PM

Solar panels.The Merton Rule is making a difference:

"Stephen Black has been selling furniture for 30 years now. But when he decided to go into partnership with golf-club director Laxley Pennant to build a brand new furniture store, he was amazed to receive a "sustainability notice" from Brighton and Hove.

It stipulated that 10% of his electricity would have to be produced from on-site renewables, meaning that he would have to install solar water panels, or solar electricity or a wind turbine.

"To be honest I'd not given this green stuff much thought before then," said Black. "But then I thought, well, might as well make some money out of it." "

Read more about this at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/dec/11/renewableenergy.alternativeenergy