Leicestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Proposed site for a wind farm in Ashfordby Proposed site for a wind farm in Ashfordby Photo: © Photo source

The county of Leicestershire has a long history of providing energy to England. Coal mining has been carried out here on some scale since the 13th Century, with great intensification in the 20th Century. Today, with the depletion of coal resources in the region and growing concerns about global climate change, the future of energy production in Leicestershire is changing but it is a safe bet that electricity generation will continue to play a major role in the economy and landscape of the area.

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