Green Light for UK Wind Power Project

April 21, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The UK-based Ecotricity is celebrating the news that it can build eight more wind turbines at Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire after receiving approval from the Planning Inspectorate at appeal level. Despite the advice of its own planning officers, East Lindsey District Council rejected Ecotricity’s original planning application in July 2003. The new wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 4.8 MW, will be built at Bambers Farm this summer and will produce over 13 million units of electricity each year – enough to power over 4,000 local homes. Mablethorpe already has two wind turbines, built by Ecotricity in 2002, at the sewage treatment plant in Mile Lane. When the eight new wind turbines are operational, Mablethorpe will provide enough wind-generated electricity to power 10% of homes in the district and stop the emissions of over 11,000 tones of carbon dioxide every year. This is Ecotricity’s biggest project yet and is half of the total build capacity planned by the company for this year.
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