Wind and solar energy could deliver more than just renewable, low-carbon electricity: they could green the desert, increasing the Sahara’s rainfall and helping it to bloom. A sufficiently large network of wind turbines and solar panels arrayed across the dusty wastes of North Africa could change the local climate in ways that could double rainfall, stimulate vegetation growth and set up a feedback loop that could go on increasing moisture in the world’s greatest desert region.
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Good Energy founder and chief executive Juliet Davenport has been elected to the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) board of directors. Nina Skorupska, chief executive at the REA, described Davenport as “one of the most influential voices in the UK for advancing renewables” and said she would bring with her “extraordinary levels” of policy knowledge and business acumen. “We are entering a new, more challenging, period as an industry, and having Juliet with us will be crucial to our members and the association’s goal of growing the renewable and clean tech economy,” Skorupska added. It’s the latest in an increasing line of board appointments for Davenport, having served on the board of the Natural Environment Research Council since June 2015 and more recently the board at Innovate UK.
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