There are several direct and indirect benefits for the local community:
- Educational resource – the installation of a turbine can potentially lead to a wider awareness of renewable energy; increased interest in environmental stewardship among the local population.
- The turbine would help to secure the long-term future of Kingspan, thereby maintaining the current direct and indirect employment levels, and providing on-going job opportunities.
- It is estimated that contracts worth up to £300,000 could be placed with local companies (induced economic multiplier effects, such as re-circulating income within the local area, also have the potential for increasing wealth in the local community).
- Would provide indirect benefits through marketing of the local area as innovative, forward thinking and sustainable. The scheme would provide a symbol of the region’s commitment to sustainability.
Protecting future generations
The onsite turbine would displace energy produced by burning fossil fuels thus contributing to government targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
If carbon dioxide production continues unchecked then the predicted rises in world temperatures will pose a serious threat to biodiversity.
Businesses that choose to generate electricity from renewables are helping to protect our world for future generations.
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