UK Dock Turns to Wind Power - Motorists Look On

We mentioned Ecotricity’s new 'Merchant Wind Power' project at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol, UK earlier this year, but we couldn’t help posting a picture of the now completed initiative. Located in the ultra-industrialized port, surrounded by storage depots for coal, gas and imported cars, this 3 turbine installation is set to generate enough electricity to meet most of Bristol Port Company’s requirements, while saving an estimated 15,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. There is even an added bonus - because the site is less than half a mile away from the M5 motorway, the primary route to and from the South West of England, the turbines will be passed by literally hundreds of thousands of motorists each day, providing a very real and visible working symbol for the coming energy revolution. For more information on Ecotricity’s work, check out our interview with managing director Dale Vince here::Ecotricity::via site visit::

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