Share YOUR views on wind farms

Posted by Cath Flitcroft on 29/08/2011
Have your say on wind farms on 10th September

The BMC will be holding a meeting for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to discuss our current position on wind turbines in the uplands on Saturday 10th September at the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, Llanberis.

The seminar, ‘Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Landscapes’ is a BMC seminar exploring developments & wind turbines in the uplands. The event will be chaired by Steve Evison from Resources for Change.  Below are details of the seminar programme.

9.00-9.45    Registration

9.45-10.00   Welcome & Introduction   
Dave Turnbull, CEO, British Mountaineering Council

Aims & Objectives   
Chair, Steve Evison, Resources For Change

Questions for consideration;
The BMC’s current position on wind farms is to consider them on a case by case basis – is this the right approach or should we take a stronger line? Should the BMC develop a broader policy on protecting the uplands from all potential threats?

10.00-11.00   Setting the scene       
The UK Renewable Energy Targets: Magnitude, Feasibility, and Impacts.
John Constable, Renewable Energy Foundation

The need for alternative energy and wind turbines in the uplands.
Steve Salt, West Coast Energy & 
Adam Bell, Renewable UK

Wind developments in uplands – society’s losses versus gains.     
Helen McDade, John Muir Trust 

11.00-11.20    Tea & coffee

11.20-12.40    Plenary session                     
Following more in depth discussions, the group will be asked to consider specific questions and present a motion for consideration by the BMC.

12.40-13.00    Chair's summary 
Summary of the day's events, what happens next.

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We have secured some great speakers and this is your chance to influence our work in this area.  If you are interested in attending this event then please contact Cath@thebmc.co.uk or telephone 0161 438 3333.

Deadline for registration is FRIDAY 19th AUGUST



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