UK Coal, Peel in wind partnership to turn old coal mines to renewable power

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uk-coalCoal mines are the last thing that come to mind when thinking about renewable energy, but a new partnership between UK Coal and Peel Group, a UK power company, plans to turn more than a dozen former coal mine sites into renewable power plants, putting up wind turbines to generate up to 133 megawatts (MW) of power. Thanks to earth2tech blog for picking up to tip from the Guardian.

In the deal, the companies are looking at 14 former coal mining sites for the construction of 54 wind turbines. Peel Energy will cover the costs of assessing the sites and pursuing planning permission, with UK Coal getting an option to buy a 50 percent equity stake in the projects.

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