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Cornwall First To Get Wind Power Deal
11:17am 19th November 2012
People living near a north Cornwall wind farm could get cheaper electricity bills.
Good Energy says it will be for customers within two kilometres of its site at Delabole and could mean £100 off.
Chief Exec, Juliet Davenport, told Pirate FM it is the first time this has been tried:
“I’m proud that Good Energy is leading the UK wind industry with a new model ensuring that people who live near our wind farms share in their success. Wind power has a huge role to play in meeting the UK’s future energy needs, and we think that it’s only right that our local communities should be recognised for their contribution to tackling climate change and reducing the UK’s reliance on expensive imported fossil fuels.
“When we researched opinion in the local community, there was a very positive response from residents with 68% of those surveyed saying they would consider switching to a Good Energy Local Tariff once the benefits were explained to them. This response is in line with the many inspiring community projects, such as Gigha in the Hebrides which generates two thirds of its own electricity with three wind turbines which are owned by the community.”
Susan Theobald, local Delabole resident, says: “Renewable energy projects have always been very close to my heart. I feel that people living in close proximity to wind turbines would be more sympathetic to this form of renewable energy if they were to gain some advantage from it, such as a favourable local tariff.”
11:17am 19th November 2012
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