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Huge blow to giant wind project

news release
26th Nov 2013

Reacting to reports that a huge 240 turbine wind farm off the North Devon coast – Atlantic Array – will not go ahead, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns, Andrew Pendleton said:   “The Government must urgently delve into the reasons why the plug has been pulled on this key wind project, including asking searching questions of its own policies and anti-green rhetoric.

“Wanton green-bashing by some at the heart of the Coalition is starting to cost jobs and threaten the future security of our energy supply.

“The UK has some of the finest offshore clean energy resources in the world – we must harness it to wean the nation off dirty and increasingly costly fossil fuels.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. Atlantic Array wind farm ‘dropped by developer’ | BBC news online.
Energy firm RWE npower axes £4bn UK windfarm amid political uncertainty | Guardian

2.  For more than 40 years we’ve seen that the wellbeing of people and planet go hand in hand – and it’s been the inspiration for our campaigns. Together with thousands of people like you we’ve secured safer food and water, defended wildlife and natural habitats, championed the move to clean energy and acted to keep our climate stable. Be a Friend of the Earth – see things differently. For further information visit: www.foe.co.uk

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