UK and Ireland gear up for Global Wind Day

A host of events are planned next week for Global Wind Day - an annual event marked in more than 70 countries across the world.

Events are held across the globe with community groups and business coming together to promote wind power

The event, which ios always held on June 15 aims to promote the benefits of wind power while encouraging people to have fun.

In the UK and Ireland there are a number of events including a documentary screening by RenewableUK featuring TV presenter Bill Oddie looking at green projects around Britain.

The documentary will be shown for the first time at the launch with Mr Oddie introducing the film at the Curzon Cinema, in Soho, London.

In Ireland Bord Gáis Kilgarvan Wind Farm will hold an educational open day, with local school children invited to have a look and learn about the technology at the site.

Global Wind Energy Council chairman, Klaus Rave, said: "With wind, we can achieve a genuine energy revolution and on June 15, people on all continents celebrate the promises that wind power holds for our planet."

Luke Walsh


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