Ambition Lawrence Weston is leading the way for community energy in Bristol with proposals to install a 4 Megawatt (MW) wind turbine at Avonmouth capable of powering 3,500 homes. The project will see the largest turbine yet to be installed in England, 150-metres tall, constructed on the edge of the city. Income from the turbine will go straight back to fund community development work in Lawrence Weston, as well as a learning zone to increase knowledge about renewable energy. They hope to have the machine spinning by summer or autumn next year. This is a local success story, but if Bristol is to tackle the climate emergency and reach the 2030 net zero carbon goal set by the council, many more such projects will be needed.
Bristol Cable 15th March 2021 read more »