New wind farms to power 70,000 homes
Two new wind farms have been approved by the Government which together will bring clean, renewable energy to 70,000 homes.
Over 50 turbines at Keadby, North Lincolnshire and Tween Bridge, South Yorkshire will be installed with a capacity of over 150 MW.
A public inquiry in 2007 examined the projects and recommended that permission be granted for the developments.
Local group victory
The success follows North Lincolnshire Friends of the Earth's lobbying and submission to the public inquiry.
Burning fossil fuels to generate power damages our fragile world beyond repair.
Our area has a great opportunity to embrace low-carbon technology to benefit the local economy and the global environment. These wind farms represent a major contribution to tackling climate change.
Jan Clark, Campaigner,
North Lincolnshire Friends of the Earth
Leading the way
Yorkshire and the Humber is at the forefront when it comes to renewable energy projects.
There are several proposed schemes in the region. The largest of these is the 45MW Aire and Calder windfarm near Selby.
An offshore windfarm is also planned for the Humber Gateway. Located 8 km from the East Riding coast the windfarm will consist of up to 83 turbines if given the go ahead.
Climate change is the biggest environmental threat our planet faces. But there are solutions to tackle this threat. Renewable wind energy is one of these solutions.
Find out more
More information about Keadby and Tween Bridge wind farms can be found on the developers' sites:
North Lincolnshire Friends of the Earth is part of a network of over 200 local groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more about how you can get involved in your area.