farm action group pushes green agenda in fight against plans
of the proposed wind farm outside Burnham-On-Sea, pictured above,
are to promote 'green action' in the area in order to take the
wind out of those who say the group is simply 'anti-green'.
kNOll to Wind Farm action group says it is determined not to be
labelled 'anti-green' as the debate continues over the plans to
build five 300ft wind turbines at Edithmead, outside Burnham.
prove its environmental credentials, the group has this week elected
a new committee who will be dedicated to promoting 'green action'
in the area.
has already begun to lobby the local Sedgemoor council demanding
that it widens the scope of its recycling policy, and is about
to launch a drive to inform residents of the best way to make
sure their homes and lifestyles help the environment.
believe there is a danger that the debate about the windfarm proposals
becomes over simplified, into a 'Pro-Green' and 'Anti-Green' slanging
match," group spokesman Andrew Manning told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
recognise that the issues are far more complex than that, and
many of our supporters are very in favour of green-initiatives.
Furthermore, our interpretation of many of the Green Partys
policies is that, in this, and other locations, wind farms may
not be acceptable."
suggests that windfarms in the UK will, at best, have a marginal
impact on 'greening'the Nation as energy consumption and waste
generation rises, and an even lesser impact on global warming.
have therefore chosen to use the commercial development proposals
of Ecotricity as a stimulus to make the area 'Greener'; to try
and actively reduce our consumption of energy and generation of
waste. Accordingly we have set up a Green Action Committee."
the Gloucestershire-based company behind the proposals, is preparing
to submit a planning application for the turbines will produce
enough electricity to power 8,000 homes. It is the third wind
farm proposed for the area.
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