This Government is rushing through a policy of covering the countryside with solar panels in what are euphemistically called “solar farms”. It is misguided and foolish because these inefficient devices only work well in the UK in daylight and the summer months. The country is losing much- needed agricultural land as a result. It is ironic that our same Government is talking about increasing the use of land for both food production and biodiversity. For solar energy and indeed any form of renewable energy to be effective it has to include some form of energy storage and currently this is to be provided by very large Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).