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Support Stonish Hill windfarm

A new windfarm is proposed for Nottinghamshire on a former colliery site. Stonish Hill is close to the villages of Eakring and Bilsthorpe.

In February Newark and Sherwood Council ignored advice from its planning officers and turned down the original application. There will now be a Public Inquiry on whether the project should go ahead.

Did you know?

The windfarm's five turbines will supply enough electricity for 5,500 homes

source Harworth Power (PDF)

Clean green solutions

Friends of the Earth's Big Ask campaign is calling on the Government to introduce a strong climate law to reduce the UK's carbon dioxide emissions.

The UK Government has targets to generate 10% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2010.

Approving projects like the one is vital if we are serious about meeting these targets. Every part of the country must play its part in switching to clean and safe solutions.

photomontage of Stonish Hill windfarm-to-be
Photomontage of Stonish Hill windfarm-to-be

Let's make it happen

Stonish Hill windfarm's five turbines will supply enough electricity for 5,600 homes. This will provide annual savings of up to 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Several local arable farmers are actively involved in developing the windfarm. They have invested in the project to help secure the long-term viability of farming.

Stonish Hill windfarm is supported by local people from West Notts Friends of the Earth and Sustainable Energy Alliance.

They are campaigning for a safe future for everyone in the area. Please join them and ask the Planning Inspectorate to approve the project and help cut our carbon dioxide emissions.

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