THE possibility of introducing wind turbines, geothermal power and tidal energy to Southampton will be discussed by experts tonight.

Southampton Friends of the Earth and Transition Southampton have organised a public meeting to discover how renewable energy can be introduced to the city.

Plans to introduce wind turbines to Southampton were scrapped last year, but tonight’s meeting – from 7.30pm at Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, Polygon – will discuss that and other alternatives. Matthew Dean, a member of Southampton City Council, and Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead will speak at the meeting, which will be chaired by Friends of the Earth co-ordinator Chris Bluemel.