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Why not hydro and biomass power?

The valleys of Neath and Brecon Beacons are in the perfect position to supply a variety of renewable energy sources, including hydroelectric and biomass, which could be used as an energy trade-off to reduce the amount of wind farms in the area.

The best sites for hydroelectric plants are mountainous regions with heavy rainfall and fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls.

The ideal site for biomass plants using wood fuel are large, forested areas with a considerable amount of space to plant new trees.

We may also need to use our coal reserves and find a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal.

So, with the potential for renewable energy and coal, the valleys of Neath could return to the days of using natural resources to create lasting industries with lasting jobs.

M RICHARDS
Rhiwlas

Newspaper: Port Talbot Guardian
Date: 25/01/07