22 Aug '11, 4pm

Ford Plant in The United Kingdom is Now 100% Wind Powered

Ford Plant in The United Kingdom is Now 100% Wind Powered

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. There’s more to pollution than the emissions that come out of a tailpipe. The process of actually building a car is energy intensive and contributes its own fair share to the world’s pollution output. However, Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Engine Assembly Line located in the United Kingdom recently erected its third wind turbine. The result—a saving of 5,000 tons of CO2 each year and an engine plant that runs 100% on wind power. With the construction of the third wind turbine the plant now runs 100% on electricity powered by the wind. When the plant was running with two wind turbines those two turbines generated 5.92 million kWh of electricity per year—enough to power 1,794 homes. The third turbine will bump that electricity generation up to a whopping 11.4 million kWh. Ken Ma...

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