Show Your Support for Onshore Renewables During the Scottish Renewable Energy Festival

GreenPower is promoting a number of ways for people to join in the Scottish Renewable Energy Festival which runs for two weeks starting today.

For those who are using video conferences and zoom calls, GreenPower is promoting the use of a poster for use as a ‘virtual background’. The poster shows a picture of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm in Argyll developed by GreenPower, with the title ‘support a green recovery’. The wind farm was constructed in 2014 using towers made in Scotland at the Machrihanish manufacturing plant near Campbeltown. (Download the poster)

Rob Forrest, CEO at GreenPower said: “We hope as many people as possible join in the activities being organised by Scottish Renewables and its members over the next two weeks, and beyond. Urgent action is required to tackle the climate emergency, and it is important that those who support a clean, renewable powered future, say so. We hope using a virtual background of the poster we have made available can provide a small yet highly visible way to make their views known and join in.”

GreenPower is also encouraging politicians to join in, and in partnership with Siemens Gamesa, has sent every MSP a mini-wind turbine model and a poster for them to consider using as their video background during the course of the festival.

Next week – 3rd and 4th November there are two events GreenPower is sponsoring and promoting to discuss onshore wind and a planning system fit for the purpose of a climate emergency.

On the 3rd November GreenPower is sponsor of a session at the Renewable UK Onshore Wind conference covering community engagement, public support and planning policy for a new pipeline of onshore wind capacity.

An All Energy event on the 4th November, co-sponsored by GreenPower and SSE Renewables, poses the question, ‘are we getting the balance right’.  Anyone can join in and registration is free.

Other announcements will be made – watch this space!

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To share your pictures, selfies and anything else you want to say about renewables and the festival, please tweet images and messages using the hashtag #lovewindturbines