held for supporters of Rooksbridge Wind Farm proposals
event for potential supporters of the controversial Pilrow wind
farm, near Rooksbridge, has been hailed a success by Broadview
event, held on October 13th at the Webbington Hotel, gave the
community an opportunity to find out more about the project and
hear about the experiences of other people who have been involved
with wind farms elsewhere. The firm said around 15 people attended.
Cosgrove, project manager at Broadview Energy, said: "We
feel its important to give people as much information as
possible about the project and renewable energy in general so
that they feel able to make an informed decision on whether to
support the wind farm."
is a lot of misleading information out there regarding wind farms
and we want to give people the chance to hear the other side of
the argument. Weve held similar events in the past for other
projects and they are always well received."
never expect them to attract the same numbers as the anti-wind
farm events because people who support wind energy tend to be
less vocal, but we are encouraged by the comments and support
we had from people at the event."
it is built, the Pilrow project, which may consist of up to six
turbines, has the potential to make a valuable contribution towards
national emissions targets and increasing our energy security
by exporting renewable electricity into the local grid network."
Cosgrove added: "We understand that wind farms can have an
impact on communities but onshore wind energy has a crucial role
to play in meeting the UKs energy needs. It is really important
that we all change our attitudes towards how we source and use
energy in order to keep the lights on and secure a sustainable
future for the UK."
also recently met with the Wedmore Green Group to discuss the
Pilrow wind farm and received a positive response to its plans.
Cosgrove gave a presentation to the group before fielding questions
about the development process and the detailed technical and environmental
studies that are underway at the site. He said: "Its
not every day that you see people getting up and doing something
to make their communities more sustainable so its great
to see this group do just that."