Queen goes green to power Windsor Castle
London, England - Britain's Queen Elizabeth drew praise from environmental campaigners yesterday with an announcement that Windsor Castle is to be partially run by hydro-electric power.
Queen Elizabeth: "We're constantly looking at ways of saving energy. The royal household has an ongoing policy of introducing and maintaining energy-efficient practices wherever possible, and sees consent of the Romney Weir Hydro Scheme as a major contribution towards this practice."
Tony Jupiter, director of environmental group Friends of the Earth: "We're delighted that the queen is taking a lead in the use of green electricity to help tackle global warming. It highlights the massive potential for small scale micro-generation systems within the UK."
Project manager Alastair Gill: "It will offset approximately 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year which would otherwise have been released in to the atmosphere from the burning of conventional fossil fuels,"