Alex Mayer MEP calls success of Ransonmoor Wind Farm near Doddington 'a source of inspiration'

PUBLISHED: 08:46 15 January 2018

Alex Mayer MEP outside Ransonmoor Wind Farm near Doddington.

Alex Mayer MEP outside Ransonmoor Wind Farm near Doddington.

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Ahead of a vote in the European Parliament on renewable energy targets, Alex Mayer MEP visited Ransonmoor Wind Farm, near Doddington.

The visit comes after figures showing that 2017 was the greenest year since the Industrial Revolution for the UK, with onshore wind farms and renewable energy sources outproducing coal plants on more than 75 per cent of days of the year.

The five turbines at the Ransonmoor site, in operation since 2007, produce 26 GWH of electricity per annum, enough to power 6,600 homes for a year.

The Euro MP met Matthew Clayton, managing director of Thrive Renewables.

Ms Mayer said: “It’s great to get to see a wind turbine up close and clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding them.

“The success of wind farms in Fenland should be a source of inspiration. I called for us to build on our success and step up ambitious targets for renewable energy in 2030.”

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