MSP Johnstone backs Porty/Leith community wind project

Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, has urged the public to support plans to build a community-owned wind turbine at Seafield waste water treatment works.

The Portobello and Leith Community Wind Energy Project is neck and neck in a contest to win Energyshare.com funding of £80,000 for community renewables and energy saving projects.

Alison said: “It really is neck-and-neck between the Portobello community’s power project and their closest rivals for this investment, so I’d urge everyone to vote before 5pm today. The plans for Portobello are a great model for the future of Scotland’s power supply – low carbon, innovative, locally owned, and close to the community.”

People can register their support for the project by going to the website www.energyshare.com.