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Pro Wind Energy Group Blows Into West Dorset


7:38am 7th July 2014

What's thought to be the first local pro wind energy campaign group has been launched in West Dorset.

They say the county is "ideally placed" for renewable energy projects thanks to the wide rural landscape.

There are already 2 large wind farm projects in the spotlight in Dorset, at Slyers Lane, north of Dorchester and the controversial one at Navitus Bay.

Jeeny from the newly formed West Dorset ProWind Group told us why

"The main message is that if we don't make drastic reductions in carbon emissions, not way in the future, in the next 10 or 20 years the global temperature is going to get up to 2 or 4 degrees hotter."

"The UK has legally binding targets to get 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020. Dorset has only 2.2% of its energy from renewables so it's way behind Europe."

Jeeny told us why West Dorset ProWind would think turbines are good for the county:

"Dorset has lots of wind, wind technology is ready to go and is the most developed of all the renewable energies. It's affordable, the subsidy is much less than half than what nuclear is planning to be, it's clean and zero carbon."

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