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New Wind Turbines to help cut energy bills in Glasgow

Car Hire Glasgow Airport are in support of finding renewable energy options in a bid to reduce the amount of non-renewable energy used.

Nine new turbines are being planned by council leaders in Glasgow with the aim of cutting the annual energy bill in the city of £26 million. There is already one turbine at Cathkin Braes, run by Scottish Hydro. No locations have been decided as yet but a mapping exercise will take place to find the best place for each one.

Environmental group Sustainable Glasgow will be involved, creating a new company to install the turbines and create jobs. Sustainable Glasgow chairman Matheson said “Glasgow City Council is working with our partners to make our city one of the most sustainable in Europe. As well as setting up our own green energy company, Sustainable Glasgow area exploring numerous options for new renewable energy projects across the city. A mapping exercise will be carried out to identify sites which may be suitable for various projects, including the creation of wind turbines similar to the one we already have at Cathkin Braes. Cutting carbon emissions, tackling climate change and increasing access to affordable energy for city residents are key priorities for Sustainable Glasgow.”

Other plans for renewable energy sources include transforming vacant council-owned properties into solar farms and turn derelict woodland into urban woodland, which would offer timber for energy after just five years.

Scottish Renewables policy manager Stephanie Clark said “Innovative ideas like these show the potential of renewable in an urban environment and show Glasgow can be a leader in green energy technology.”