Welsh wind farms get go-ahead
The environment and economy in North Wales are getting a green energy boost from a series of new windfarm projects.
Three green steps forward
In a welcome move towards safer, greener, cheaper electricity, 3 new wind farms have been approved:
- Offshore farm - North Hoyle
First Welsh scheme to be built at sea. 30 turbines will light up Rhyl, Prestatyn and much of the North Wales coast.
- Farmers' farm - Cwmni Gwynt Teg
First farmer owned scheme in Wales will meet electricity needs of 1,500 local people. Jobs at 2 upland sheep farms are also now more secure.
- 25 turbine farm - Tir Mostyn
Will supply electricity to over 8000 people. Huge boost to local economy, bringing income to farms and in construction and conservation work.
Hard work rewarded
The efforts of Friends of the Earth Cymru and other groups are paying off. Local people are celebrating these welcome steps towards more green energy.
Special thanks go to Ursel Lhude and Vale of Clwyd Friends of the Earth (above).
They played a crucial role in the Tir Mostyn windfarm campaign, working with local people and making the case for the farm at the Public Inquiry.
Windfarms - along with other green energy sources like tidal, wave and solar power - can provide all our electricity in Wales and across the rest of the UK.
Friends of the Earth says:
- At least 20% of UK electricity (30% in Wales) should come from renewable sources by 2010.
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