water-mill-rosset-scriptor-senex.jpgBritain’s iconic water mills, some of which date back to the 11th century, are to become a major force in the fight against climate change.

Mill owners around the UK have started to refurbish their old buildings and install turbines in order to show that they can be used as a source of clean electricity. Government figures suggest that if the resource is fully tapped, small-scale hydropower from the old mills and weirs could provide up to 10,000GWh per year – 3% of the UK’s electricity needs. (Read more at UK Guardian)

Photo is from the blog, Memories Are Made of This, where you can see more water mills.

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