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Wind turbines help East Midlands Airport become UK’s ‘greenest’

East Midlands Airport and its staff are celebrating after reaching their goal to become the first airport in the country to make all ground operations carbon-neutral.
The airport has invested £4 million in renewable energy sources, including a wind farm. It is the first UK airport to plant an on-site 26 hectare willow farm, which produces fuel for a bio-mass boiler installed in the terminal building.

It also became the first airport in the country to install two on-site wind turbines, providing 5% of the airport’s electricity. East Midlands also achieved the highest UK airport recycling rate of 88%, well exceeding the 40% target.

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