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£20million wind farm a great boost for Co Antrim - Attwood

Published on Wed, 8 May 2013 by
Alex Attwood today attended the official opening of a £20million wind farm in Co Antrim.
The 13.8 megawatts, six turbines wind farm, located at Carn Hill outside Newtownabbey was granted planning permission by Department of the Environment in 2010.
Environment Minister Alex Attwood said: "Renewable energy is arguably our biggest economic opportunity. Wind farms are part of the story. Today's event is positive proof of what can be achieved.
"We will need to scale up our ambition. We can do that while respecting the needs of residents, landowners and our wonderful heritage.
"The location of this wind farm can be seen coming in and out of Belfast - by car, boat and plane. It sends out the message about the future - a clean and green one."
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