Sunday, 19 July 2009

CELEBRATING WIND FARM OPENING

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –19TH July 2009 - 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF - www.kentgreenparty.org 0845 257 4236 – 01732 355185 – Mobile: 079444 71083

CELEBRATING WIND FARM OPENING

Hazel and Steve Dawe, respectively Chair and Press Officer of Kent Green Party, attended a celebration of the opening of the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm on Romney Marsh on Saturday 18th July. The wind farm was strongly supported by Kent Green Party – with submissions, press releases and TV interviews on the subject. Hazel Dawe says:

“The Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm is a graceful, even majestic, addition to an environment long dominated by lines of electricity pylons. The wind farm will meet the electricity needs of 33,000 households and is a small contribution to the beginning of a renewable energy revolution in the UK. The turbines are so quiet we could not hear them until we were so close that the nearest houses were at least four times that distance from a turbine. At present, our country has one of the worst records for providing renewable energy in the whole of Europe. This can be changed by initiatives like the wind farm on Romney Marsh. But the biggest wind farms will be offshore: the London Array wind farm in the Thames Estuary will provide enough electricity for about 750,000 homes.

“Wind farms are not the only safe energy option. Other technologies we should be deploying include solar water heating, solar panels, bio-gas and bio-diesel production, ground source heat pumps, tidal and river barrages and micro-hydro electric schemes. Kent’s weather and available and potential forest and agricultural land contribute to our potential to have more renewable energy schemes based here. We also have ports to support offshore development means overall that a ’Green New Deal’ for Kent has enormous employment potential.”

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FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Hazel Dawe, Chair, KENT GREEN PARTY on 01732 355185 or mobile 079444 71083. Contact address as above.

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