[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Windfarm windfall?  

Credit:  By Matthew Legg, Business editor, North-West Evening Mail, www.nwemail.co.uk 25 May 2012 ~~

People living near the site of a proposed windfarm could be in line for a £3m windfall to help heat their homes.

Banks Renewables wants to set up a so-called “Warm Zone” across Whitehaven if it is given permission to build six turbines on land near Moresby Parks.

The scheme would see people given grants to carry out improvements like cavity wall insulation and loft insulation to make their homes more energy efficient.

The firm said it would pump £50,000 in to establishing the scheme, which it says will help tackle fuel poverty and create jobs.

Phil Dyke, development director at Banks Renewables, says: “Sharing the benefits of the schemes that we operate is part of Banks’ long-term policy for ensuring that local people gain long-term advantages from our presence.

“At a time when escalating fuel costs are making finances very tight for a lot of families, we believe that the Warm Zone scheme fund would make a real difference for thousands of people across the area.

“Several areas around the UK are already enjoying the benefits of an established Warm Zone scheme, with more energy efficiency homes, lower fuel bills, a reduction in excess winter-related deaths and job creation all arising as a result of its implementation.”

The scheme could create 12 jobs and would be run with community interest group Warm Zones.

Banks has already set up a similar project South Yorkshire in conjunction with the Penny Hill windfarm in Rotherham.

And the company pledged a £5,000 grant to the Methodist Church at Cleator Moor to pay for the installation of a new boiler.

The firm’s proposed west Cumbrian windfarm would include six turbines with a maximum tip height of 115 metres.

It would have an installed capacity of up to 12MW, which would be enough to meet the annual electricity consumption requirements of approximately 9,500 homes.

Source:  By Matthew Legg, Business editor, North-West Evening Mail, www.nwemail.co.uk 25 May 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: