Installs Wind Turbine
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has
installed a small-scale wind turbine at its Rainham Marshes
visitor center in Purfleet, Essex, U.K.
Facility manager Nick Bruce-White noted that while the
RSPB has often objected to wind turbine proposals, the technology can play a valuable role in reducing climate change
without harming wildlife if properly sited. “The wind turbine at
Rainham Marshes is an excellent example of this,” he said.
The Proven Energy 15-kilowatt wind turbine, together with
existing solar technology, should provide enough energy to
power the visitor center, minimizing the site’s carbon footprint.
The wind turbine has the potential to produce 21,000 kilowatt-hours per year, reducing CO emissions by 9,000 kilograms ( 10
tons) per annum.
The RSPB sees climate change as the biggest threat to global
wildlife. Global warming threatens many species with extinction, and renewable energy offsets greenhouse gas emissions
generated by dirty energy sources.
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