Hydro Power For Windsor Castle

The main residence of Elizabeth II, the British queen, will get a hydro-electric power system. The £1,000,000 project (US$1,73 million) will consist of a series of underwater turbines in the Thames. It will generate about one third of the electricity used by the castle (200 kilowatts), offsetting 600 tonnes of CO2 per year. "As well as being carefully designed to fit into the surroundings, the project will have little impact on the ecology, navigation and marine life of the river." If only the paparazzi covered stuff like that...

::Times, ::Reuters, via ::WikiNews