CONSTRUCTION has started on Cornwall’s first smart grid-connected wind turbine, which will power the equivalent of around 1,100 homes and help cut carbon emissions. The 2.3 megawatt (MW) turbine will be sited on Cornwall Council land at Ventonteague, near Carland Cross, on the A30, and is the first to be built in Cornwall since 2016. Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall’s cabinet member for climate change and neighbourhoods, said: “The 2.3MW of renewable energy to be generated from this new wind turbine will not only supply energy to the equivalent of more than 1,100 Cornish homes but also count towards Cornwall’s ambitious plans to be carbon neutral by 2030. Award-winning initiatives such as the Green Cornwall programme have driven forward major changes promoting community and Council-owned renewable energy projects and developing potential new forms of power in technologies such as deep geothermal. The new wind turbine is part of an EU-funded trial and forms part of the innovative Cornwall Local Energy Market (LEM) which aims to help increase the amount of renewable energy that can be deployed by managing the electricity network more efficiently.
This is the West Country 23rd Jan 2020 read more »
Edinburgh is set to be home to one million trees by the end of the decade. Council leaders want Scotland’s capital to follow in the footsteps of New York, Shanghai and Los Angeles by becoming a “Million Tree City”. The move is part of efforts to tackle climate change and remove pollution from the atmosphere.
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