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"Andrew Motion, new President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has admitted that energy bills will have to go up, if we want to stop destruction of the countryside.
"The former poet laureate said that climate change is the greatest risk the planet faces. Therefore, conservationists must support plans to reduce carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, by switching to renewables.
"However, renewables also have an impact on the countryside, because of the aesthetic impact of technologies like wind turbines and solar panels. Also, wind and solar often have to be far away from the population, meaning more more power lines and pylons are required."