Lib Dem backs solar farms and wind turbines
10:30am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Latest News
CLOSE your eyes and imagine someone asking you in 50 years time what you did to help create more sustainable energy options in your town.
Councillor Dave Wood, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, thinks the answer to that question for many people would be ‘not much’ or even worse residents standing in its way.
He is calling on Swindon to ‘go green’ and stop rejecting plans for sustainable energy.
“Every time Swindon has the opportunity to do its bit to allow green energy, councillors from all parties and some residents have said ‘yes, save the planet, but not here, thanks’,” said Coun Woods, who represents Eastcott ward.
“If I could speak to Swindon councillors of 50 years ago I would ask them why they allowed so much of our beautiful town to be destroyed.
“Those of us young enough to be asked in 50 years time what we did to save the planet should think about their answer now.
“Clearly not every scheme is going to be suitable but we ought to be working harder to make schemes like wind turbines, solar farms and biomass possible.
“When I visit the great national parks of England and Wales I am taken aback by the beautiful sight of wind and solar farms. A visible green presence in Swindon would signal to the world that Swindon is a forward-thinking town.
“At the end of the day I think the solar farms at Wroughton should go ahead.”
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