Solar, Wind Power

Renewable Energy Helps Power Ford in Britain

Bridgend / Dagenham, UK [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] By 2009, Ford of Europe’s two UK-based engine plants, working on a three-year, GBP 890 million (US$1.670 million / Euro 1.305 million) investment in flexible manufacturing facilities, will be building approximately two million engines a year in Britain, with output split evenly between its Bridgend and Dagenham engine plants. While the plants are on track to produce nearly 1.3 million engines this year, Ford ensures that its powertrains are fuel efficient, comply with stringent emission standards and are manufactured in environmentally responsible plants. Thus the Bridgend plant has one of the largest solar energy installations in Europe, the release states, and the Dagenham plant receives power generated by two giant wind turbines.