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Topic “Wind”

An Urgent Call for Support as Vestas Evict Workers

Since the 20th July workers have been occupying Vestas blades, which is the UK’s only wind blade factory, in protest at plans to close it down and axe 625 jobs.

A wide range of people have been down on the island in support of the occupation for the duration. Two days ago, a group of activists occupied the roof of a second Vestas facility in support of the workers at Vestas Blades.

Greenpeace response to news that offshore wind could power 19m homes

Responding to news today that offshore wind farms in the UK could power 19m homes, Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace chief scientist, said:

"Offshore wind farms must be a key part of the UK's future energy supply. And they won't just generate electricity, they'll also generate thousands of British jobs and help tackle energy security.

"But if Britain is to get all the benefits that offshore wind will provide, the government must do more to support the industry."

ENDS

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Government go-ahead on offshore wind - now we need a super grid

Friends of the Earth welcomed today's go-ahead on offshore wind, but urged Ministers to urgently develop a new offshore super grid to harness as much renewable energy as possible.

Europe's biggest onshore wind farm officially opens

The official opening of Europe's biggest wind farm - in Scotland - has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth

Government must support wind industry to save UK green jobs

Friends of the Earth and Unite are calling on the Government to step in to prevent the closure of two wind turbine manufacturing plants in South England, which would cause the loss of 625 green jobs.

Hip, hip, array! World's largest wind farm given go-ahead

Ok, ok, I know there've been some unflattering things said about E.ON on these pages in the recent past, but that's just us trying to helpfully point them away from their dependence on dirty fuels towards the sunlit uplands of clean, green energy sources.

World's biggest offshore wind farm to be built off Kent coast

Plans to start building the world's largest wind farm off the Kent coast have been welcomed today by Friends of the Earth.

Wind of change at RSPB Rainham Marshes

RSPB Rainham Marshes came a step closer to becoming carbon neutral this week after the charity installed a 15kW wind turbine at the reserve.

Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean dismantling an existing wind farm on the site.

Free wind turbines for schools and colleges ends soon

Quick - apply for free renewable energy equipment for your school or college. Find out how to apply.

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