Teddington Weir hydro proposal meeting tomorrow

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People are invited to hear yet more about the controversial Teddington Weir hydro proposal.

Ham Hydro hopes to demolish a section of the weir to install three Archimedean screw turbines that will generate electricity for 600 homes in the area and save about 1,000-tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Power generated from the scheme, which will also include a new fish pass and sluice gate, will be sold to the National Grid with profits going towards more low carbon projects in the community.

The scheme has been supported by MP Zac Goldsmith and Greg Barker MP, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, but has also led to fears it could ruin a scenic conservation area and cause noise misery.

The group has changed its name to Teddington and Ham Hydro to reflect the communities on both sides of the river and has received assurance from HMRC that the scheme qualifies for tax relief.

Teddington and Ham Hydro directors said initial investments would qualify for 50 per cent tax relief, which will boost the attractiveness of the community project.

The drop-in evening will offer people the chance to ask questions, while the team will share how the scheme will be delivered and how it will look and feel.

It will be held at St Mary’s Parish Hall, in Langham Road, Teddington, from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, February 4.

For more information, visit hamhydro.org.

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2:55pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Twotonted says...

Interesting article. Now we know the real reason they want this scheme. Nothing to do with green electricity, just a tax avoidance scheme for the rich.
Interesting article. Now we know the real reason they want this scheme. Nothing to do with green electricity, just a tax avoidance scheme for the rich. Twotonted
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