Luke Hall MP recently visited Ecotricity’s Wind Park site near Earthcott Green, to take a closer look at the windmills which are now fully up and running.
The wind park is the first of its kind in the local area, generating green energy for approximately three thousand homes. As the local MP, Luke was invited to visit the site to hear more about Ecotricity’s work, as the UK moves towards cleaner and more sustainable energy.
Originally granted planning permission a decade ago, the site which is known as the Alveston Wind Park has been a long time in the making, however is now in full action delivering green, renewable energy to households across South Gloucestershire. The project importantly came at no expense to the taxpayer, with the Government committed to ensuring low-cost, low-carbon technologies stand on their own two feet, as opposed to depending upon public subsidies.
“It was great to have had the opportunity to visit the Alveston Wind Park, and to find out more about what this will mean for South Gloucestershire families and businesses,” said the local MP.
In the last 8 years, renewable energy has quadrupled in the UK, however the Government has said any further development of large-scale onshore wind power should be determined by local people. More powers have been devolved to communities to have their say on where wind farms should be built and to what extent they should expand.
Mr Hall’s visit to the Alveston Wind Park follows the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, which will see £557 million of annual funding available for projects which will directly benefit local communities.
For further details about South Gloucestershire’s first Wind Park, please visit: https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/our-green-electricity/from-the-wind/wind-parks-gallery/alveston-south-gloucestershire