Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Green Credentials Will Be Showcased to Visitors

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Green Credentials Will Be Showcased to Visitors

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GREEN energy will be celebrated later this month in a Northumberland seaside town which has forged a national reputation as a hub for renewable generation.

Blyth - which overlooks Europe's first offshore wind turbines, has its own onshore wind farm and boasts the flagship National Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) - is preparing to showcase its green credentials to visitors.

The town's second Renewables Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19, with a packed programme of activities focusing on the importance of green energy technologies.

The event, which was held for the first time last summer, is being organised by the Port of Blyth and Northumberland County Council.

The Stavros S Niarchos, one of the world's most magnificent tall ships, will act as a spectacular centrepiece to the festival. It will be berthed along the quayside throughout the weekend as an early example of renewable energy, and visitors will be able to board and tour the ship for a small charge. …

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