[ 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!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Firm still plans to build wind farm  

Credit:  Melton Times | www.meltontimes.co.uk 8 August 2012 ~~

A green electricity company has reaffirmed its commitment to building a windfarm near Old Dalby – 18 months on since gaining planning permission for the development.

Gloucestershire firm Ecotricity intends to build nine turbines in a field to the east of the village.

Melton Council’s development committee approved the plans, subject to conditions, at a meeting in December 2010 despite residents’ objections.

The energy firm had originally hoped to have the windfarm up and running during 2011 but now, 18 months on, the development remains on ice.

Ecotricity has previously stated that the nine turbines will generate enough green energy each year to power more than 5,000 homes as well as saving 7,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere every year.

Ecotricity spokesperson Stuart Brennan told the Melton Times this week: “We remain committed to progressing our Dalby windpark in Leicestershire.

“It’s a good place to produce wind energy but difficult economic times have meant it’s taken a little longer than otherwise expected.

“The need for wind energy in the UK is undiminished and our commitment to building wind power remains.”

Source:  Melton Times | www.meltontimes.co.uk 8 August 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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter