Monday, 6 June 2011

I support wind energy

Unfortunately a recent scheme near the M4 did not get planning permission; but wind is part of a renewables future. Thanks to scared politicians from the LD and Tories, fraid of Nimbys. When (not Green) politicians wake up to the fact that renewables are the future we may get more wind farms.

The UK's annual festival of wind energy, Wind Week, is coming up on June 12th-19th. Energy from wind and other renewables is rapidly becoming part of everyday life, and we want to celebrate this fact, while giving as many people as possible the chance to see the beauty of wind turbines.

We're going to be putting up wind turbines in city centres across the UK - we've put a map on the website showing the ones that've been confirmed so far. Several wind farms across the country will be putting on special events - if you're in Glasgow, Whitelee Wind Farm's visitor centre will be worth a visit, or if you're closer to London, RES are holding events all week under their turbine at King's Langley. We'll be launching a brand new film about wind power, starring Embrace supporter - and national treasure - Bill Oddie.

But that's not all. We want to give you the opportunity to stand up and say, 'I support wind energy'. We've got DVDs of 'Oddie's Odyssey' if you want to arrange a showing, and a range of exciting speakers you can book to come and give a talk to local renewables supporters. On our site we've got materials for street stalls you can download, and we've got packs of information for kids if you're a teacher or parent.

If you'd like to organise your own Wind Week celebration, get in touch - either email or call 020 7901 3035 for more information. It's time for the silent majority of wind energy supporters to stand up and be counted!

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