Affiliated groups/organisations
Leicester FoE
Nottingham FoE
Rutland & Melton FoE
Transition Town Louth
Rugby FoE
Nuneaton FoE
Northants FoE
AMSET Centre
Transition Leicester
Transition Market Harborough
Beacon Energy
Harrogate FoE
South Bedfordshire FoE

Transition Town Stamford
Cambridge FoE
Middlesbrough & Redcar FoE
Milton Keynes FoE
The Resilience Centre
Crida Wind Co-op
Penistone FoE
Suffolk Coastal FoE
Guildford, Woking and Waverley FoE
Regen SW
Wiltshire Clean Energy Alliance
Oxford FoE

Other local Pro Wind groups
Powys Windfarm Supporters
YES to Polegate Wind Farm
We want a windfarm (Dengie peninsula)
Maer Hills Action Group
Matlock Wind Farm Support Group
Alaska Windfarm
Wind of Change blog
Back Local Windfarms
Fintry Development Trust
Yes to Renewables (Victoria)

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Pro Wind Alliance

(Leics / Northants / Warks / Notts / Rutland / Lincs / South Beds)

Compared with fossil fuels and nuclear power, renewable energy that harnesses the sun, the wind and other natural energy flows is relatively benign. In particular, very few pollutants are emitted per unit of energy generated. Moreover, renewables provide a diverse, secure and inexhaustible source of energy. Coupled with a programme of improved energy efficiency, renewable energy displaces finite or less benign energy sources in response to peak oil and climate change.
All energy systems have an impact on the natural environment. It is inevitable, therefore, that conflicts of interest will arise between providing energy services and ensuring that people, wildlife and open spaces are adequately protected. The environmental impacts of most renewable energy technologies are considerably less than those of the current energy systems they displace. Visual intrusion is sensed only by humans, but nevertheless is extremely important. If there is an understanding of the benefits of a particular installation, then the physiological and aesthetic impact is likely to be favourable.
The Pro Wind Alliance (ProWA) is an association of local individuals and groups who are convinced that renewables are vital for the future and who are therefore in favour of developing properly designed local renewable generating capability. ProWA aims to provide objective information, backed by sound research and references. In particular, ProWA supported the planning applications for the projects listed below and supports the projects listed under Current Wind Power Proposals. An overview table with details of all the projects ProWA has supported or is currently supporting can be found here.
ProWA strongly supports the principle of windfarm operators funding Community Funds. For instance, the operator makes annual payments over the full life of the windfarm to the local Council, which oversees the distribution to local schools,youth organisations, environmental groups, village halls, sports clubs etc. Such funds can amount to many thousands of pounds each year, depending on the size of the windfarm. This is not bribery, but common sense.

What you can do:

List of "good news" stories:

Images below by Jonathan Clark


Information on anti-wind groups




Current
(?) Projects

Fen Lane, 17.5 MW (East Lindsey)
Fulbeck Airfield, 25 MW (South Kesteven)
Swift Wind Farm, 8+ MW (Rugby)
Sewstern Lane, 15 MW (South Kesteven)
Brown's Holt, 24 MW (W. Lindsey)
Woolfox Wind Farm, 16 MW (Rutland)
Woolfox Solar Farm, 36 MW (Rutland)
Blakemore, 8 MW (South Northants)
Saundby, 15 MW (Bassetlaw)
Poplar House Farm, 500 kW (H&B)
Crown Hill, 8 MW (Melton)
Temple Hill, 12.5 MW (South Kest.)
Fox Covert, 10 MW (Newark & Sherwood)

ProWA blog

Links / News
Action for Renewables
Act on Facts

Windfarm happiness
"Wind turbine syndrome": the sickening truth
"We were wrong on turbine noise"
Do wind turbines need backup?
Wind Scam?

Germany: Renewable energy economy
Further links

Contact
To register your support or
ask for further information,  

please e-mail us at contact@prowa.org.uk  

or ring Grahame Jordan
on 07938 033647


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