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Renewable energy – Banks Renewables

Banks Renewables is one of the leading developers in the UK’s onshore wind sector, owning and operating ten wind farms across northern England and Scotland which have a total installed generating capacity of 224MW of clean green electricity.

Its wind farms displaced around 87,254 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the UK’s electricity supply network in 2019, while the family-owned firm has ambitious plans for more renewable energy generation and storage developments in the region.

Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at the Banks Group, says: “Our longstanding ‘development with care’ approach has always placed environmental responsibility and sustainability at the centre of our developments.’’

“Our onshore wind farms not only generate substantial amounts of clean green electricity, but also tangible financial benefits for the communities in which they’re based, while coal and fireclay is produced at our surface mines with considerably lower greenhouse gas emissions than foreign imports.’’

“We’ll continue to invest in environmentally-sustainable best practice right across our business in the future and have a strong supply chain on our North East doorstep that will be able to help us take these plans forward.”

Case study taken from North East Chamber of Commerce Climate Change Document: https://www.neechamber.co.uk/uploads/files/d6wpiWCJSWWMayt3.pdf

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