Bristol Airport to go green

Bristol Airport to go greenBristol Airport has unveiled plans to construct a wind turbine between its terminals, the Bristol Evening Post has reported.

The credibility of the 20 metre wind turbine is currently being scrutinised by planning officials but the project is part of a wider environmental initiative by the airport as it plans to expand its operations.

Bristol Airport PR manager James Gore told the Evening Post: "We understand the turbine may not need a planning application, but we’re seeking clarification at the moment and hope to install the turbine before the end of 2008."

Bristol Airport is also looking into how waste cooking oil from restaurants and cafes within the airport can be recycled into fuel for its ground operations vehicles.

Speaking to the Evening Post, Bristol Airport’s director of environment and planning, Alan Davies, said: "The projects we are working on will help to cut the carbon footprint of the airport, and demonstrate our commitment to minimising the impact we have on the environment."

Once completed, the new turbine will reportedly generate around 1.5-million kilowatt hours of green energy each year, which would account for ten per cent of the airports power.

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