Gedling Planning Committee approved a wind turbine on a Woodborough farm at its meeting in November. That was in spite of over 1,100 objections organised by a campaign group called WACAT (Woodborough and Calverton against Turbines).
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Sustainable Hockerton's 225kW wind turbine has returned a 5% dividend to investors on its first year of operation. It will also pay £3,000 to a community fund. It started operation on 26 January 2010 and was officially opened by Alan Simpson MP in March 2010. In its first 11 months it produced 239,358kWh electricity.
An attempt by Notts County Council and waste company Veolia to build an incinerator on the old Rufford Colliery site near Rainworth has been defeated by a combination of Notts Wildlife Trust, Newark & Sherwood District Council and local campaign group PAIN (People Against Incineration).
On 19 March 2011, Friends of the Earth groups around the country challenged the government to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away by half by 2020. That would be equivalent to recycling 70% of our current levels of waste. Members of Nottingham Friends of the Earth were outside the Council House asking David Cameron to "talk half as much rubbish".
A well-attended meeting at the end of January agreed to launch a campaign to stop parts of Sherwood Forest being sold off. The main local threat is to Sherwood Pines (between Rufford Abbey and Clipstone). This is an area of woodland, largely replanted in the past with conifers, which should be returned to indigenous broad leaf trees.
Articulated lorries could soon be bringing waste from transfer stations around the region to Nottingham's incinerator at Eastcroft. Rutland have already agreed to send some of their waste, according to incinerator operator WRG.
Residents around the City's main landfill site at Dorket Head have called in specialist solicitors to advise on action against WRG who operate the site. There have been over 600 complaints in the last 2 years, mainly of smells. The landfill comes within 120 metres of some people's homes. WRG wants to expand it.
A small herd of cowmuters boarded Nottingham's trams on Wednesday 13 October to demand rainforest-free food.
Nottingham Friends of The Earth staged the stunt, as part of a national initiative, to highlight the hidden link between British factory farms and tropical rainforest destruction.
Greater Nottingham MPs asked to urge Eric Pickles to stop trashing policies to protect the environment (Aug 2010)
Nottingham Friends of the Earth has written to MPs in the Greater Nottingham area asking them to urge Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles to meet with the Royal Town Planning Institute and others to discuss how to stop the effects of tearing up policies to protect the environment.
In June 2010, Nottingham City Council adopted an Energy Strategy aiming at reducing carbon emissions in the city as a whole by 26% by 2020. Nottingham Friends of the Earth welcomed the strategy but urged the Council to increase their target to 40%.