31 Jul '12, 4am

Olympic Park erects wind turbines after all

It was one of the most high profile criticisms of the Olympic Park's green credentials, even finding its way into an episode of the hit satirical comedy Twenty Twelve . But now those who condemned the Olympic Delivery Authority for failing to follow through with plans to install a giant wind turbine at the Stratford site could be forced into a re-think, after it emerged seven wind turbines have been erected at the Olympic Park. They might not look like the conventional three blade turbine that had been originally intended, but organisers today confirmed smaller scale vertical axis wind turbines that are designed to be more effective at harnessing the wind power in urban environments have been deployed at the Stratford park. FURTHER READING Green watchdog hails low-carbon Olympic cauldron Top 10 green Olympic facts BusinessGreen can reveal the so-called qr5 turbines have be...

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