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Friday, 7 March 2008

Avonmouth Wind Turbines - No Brainer

Bristol City Council are consulting on placing two large wind turbines on a disused oil tank site in Avonmouth and want to hear the views of the great Bristol public.

The turbines are designed to supply electricity direct to the council - covering about 20% of its current electricity costs.

Trym Tales says, if we can't place turbines on a brown field site which is surrounded by warehouses and industrial sites, where can we place them? Let's build them and be proud of it.

Whether you agree or not, you can have your say
here and see all the background information on the proposal.

On a related note, the Telegraph reports that next week's budget will include measures allowing individual households to generate electricity from wind turbines or solar panels on their roofs and sell it to the national grid at guaranteed prices.

As reported on this blog last week, B & Q are now selling domestic wind turbines at Cribbs Causeway for under £1900 (including fitting). It's surely only a matter of time before they start appearing on roofs across Bristol. None too soon, in my view.

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