‘No change’ is great for wind farms

THE company behind a proposed wind farm near Morpeth has welcomed the government’s ‘no change’ on renewable energy, calling the move a ‘strong reaffirmation’ for schemes like the Fenrother project.

Energiekontor UK Ltd has submitted plans to build five medium-sized wind turbines in Fenrother which will generate greener electricity for local households and create new jobs.

This week’s Westminster announcement that there was no change on onshore wind farms and other renewable energy schemes after concerns were raised by a government minister.

He said: “The government has clearly signalled no change and is fully committed to the development of wind farms like the proposed one at Fenrother.

“This is terrific news and reaffirms the benefits the wind farm will bring to local communities not just in Northumberland but across other parts of the country.

“They are among the cheapest available renewable sources and the Prime Minister has made it clear that wind farms remain a central plank of his energy policy – the way forward for meeting the UK’s future energy needs.

“There could be lots of investment in wind farms in Northumberland because they are clean and secure alternatives to oil from other countries as North Sea oil diminished.”

Energiekontor has already secured nearly 500 letters of support as Northumberland County Council considers plans for the construction of the wind turbines on farmland in Fenrother.