2003


What our wind park at King's Lynn would have looked like

Change in the wind

Ecotricity withdraws proposal for wind farm after consultation.


21 November 2003


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Organic vegetable balloons

Get the taste of 'organic' electricity

To celebrate Organic Week the UK's leading green electricity supplier, Ecotricity, is asking the public to try 'organic' electricity and join the fight against global warming.


02 October 2003


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Our turbine at Green Park in Reading viewed from the M4

Putting the Green in the Green Park

Ecotricity to unveil proposals for turbine at Prudential's business park.


01 October 2003


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Open day to discuss wind plans

Open day to discuss wind plans

Ecotricity invites public to view its plans for Symphony Farm near Cucklington.


19 September 2003


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Energy saving advice

Save your energy - Save money - Save the World

In Energy Efficiency Week Ecotricity says switch on to 'Global Cooling'.


18 September 2003


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The South Australian Shadow Energy Minister visits one of our turbines

From a land Downunder to see Wind Wonders

South Australian Shadow Energy Minister to visit Swaffham turbines.


29 August 2003


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Artist's impression of our Dagenham wind park.

Ken gives green light to London's first wind park

Ecotricity's plans for Dagenham gain Mayoral approval.


26 August 2003


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Two figures stand next to one of our wind parks

Power to the people

Norfolk residents asked for views on new local wind projects.


19 August 2003


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Chris and Ingrid Tarrant

Chris and Ingrid Tarrant launch 'Power to Plant' campaign

Ecotricity and Future Forests' scheme to encourage people to go green.


14 August 2003


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A photograph of a radiator

What can you do to turn down the heat

Ecotricity says it's time to start 'Global Cooling'.


14 August 2003


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A photograph of some turbine blades being lifted

ROC-ing and rolling

Ecotricity first electricity supplier to meet renewable energy target.


11 August 2003


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Artist's impression of the Shipdham wind park

Ecotricity says make your voice heard at public hearing

Public inquiry into planning proposal for Shipdham begins next week.


08 August 2003


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One of our wind parks!

Everyone's a winner with Ecotricity

Eastern Daily Press readers win free green electricity for a year.


08 August 2003


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Artist's impression of the Dagenham turbines

Road ahead clear for wind power

London's first wind park gets second green light.


25 July 2003


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Two penguins

Stay cool this summer

Join Ecotricity's Global Cooling campaign at The Body Shop


25 July 2003


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How our newest wind park would look

Ecotricity appeals against planning refusal

Ecotricity is hoping that the refusal of planning permission for eight new wind turbines at Bambers Farm, Mablethorpe will be overturned.


22 July 2003


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Blades being lifted onto one of our turbines.

Swaffham's big switch on

Blades start to turn on the UK's Tallest Wind Turbine.


18 July 2003


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An aerial view of the Ford Dagenham plant

Driven by wind power

London’s first wind park gets green light.


17 July 2003


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A view of our Swaffham 2 wind park at sunset

It's up!

The blades are lifted onto the UK's tallest wind turbine near Swaffham in Norfolk.


14 July 2003


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The UK's tallest turbine at Swaffham

In the home straight

UK's Tallest Wind Turbine is nearing completion.


11 July 2003


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Our Swaffham II turbine at sunset

Two towers for one town

Four massive sections of steel tower that will support the UK's tallest wind turbine have been placed in position at Swaffham, Norfolk.


10 July 2003


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Swaffham II wind park

A star rises in the east

Work nears completion on UK's tallest wind turbine.


09 July 2003


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Swaffham 2 turbine from below

Countdown to lift off

One week until completion of UK's tallest wind turbine.


04 July 2003


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The EcoHouse welcomes green electricity under its roof

EcoHouse in Leicester is now powered by Ecotricity's green electricity.


01 July 2003


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Someone abseils down our Swaffham 2 turbine

Abseil-utely amazing amount!

One hundred and sevent people from Norfolk abseiled a staggering 220ft down the Ecotricity wind turbine in Swaffham for charity.


05 June 2003


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Mark Brigham and Dale Vince stand in front of Swaffham turbine

Ellis Brigham and Ecotricity protect the great outdoors

Leading outdoor retailer, Ellis Brigham is supporting Ecotricity, by encouraging customers and shoppers to power their homes with clean electricity.


02 June 2003


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Lots of people on a rollercoaster

The Tussauds Group tackles the environment with green power

Ecotricity, is helping The Tussauds Group improve its environmental impact by supplying green electricity to some of its attractions.


27 May 2003


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Photograph of our Ecotech turbine with viewing platform

Ecotricity turbine abseil up to maximum capacity

150 brave souls from the Norfolk area will be abseiling a staggering 220ft down the Ecotricity wind turbine.


21 May 2003


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Enercon Antarctic Turbine

Enercon wind turbines turn on the heat in Antarctica

Under the curious gaze of several penguins, Enercon recently erected the first wind turbines in Antarctica - three E-30 (300 kw) machines.


20 May 2003


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Care International in Action

Ecotricity and CARE International home in on sustainable development

Leading overseas aid agency CARE International UK is supporting Ecotricity, the UK's largest independent supplier of renewable energy, in its drive to encourage homeowners throughout England and Wales to install clean electricity.


13 May 2003


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Photomontage of proposed turbines at Shooters Bottom

Ecotricity submits plans for green power at Shooters Bottom

Consultation shows locals in favour of wind power.


13 May 2003


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Swaffham turbine foundations

Youngsters lay the foundations for a green future in Norfolk

Children from Swaffham First & Nursery School help to prepare the first foundations at Ecotricity's latest wind turbine site in Swaffham


12 May 2003


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The viewing platfrom at Ecotech Windmill: Crispin Semmens

Cancer survivor has his sights set high - 220ft high!

Martin Alderton, father of three, has set himself a huge challenge. On Saturday 31st May, he will be abseiling a staggering 67m (220ft) down the Ecotricity wind turbine in Swaffham, to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.


29 April 2003


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Construction of Swaffham II Turbine

Ecotricity lays foundations for Big Green power plans

We start work on the UK's tallest wind turbine this week in Norfolk as part of its ambitious strategy to supply one million homes with its groundbreaking new green electricity tariff.


28 April 2003


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Photograph of a turbine in the landscape

Combatting climate change with a single switch to Ecotricity - Mass market green electricity now available

Do you know what Tony Blair believes the biggest threat to this country is? Actually it's climate change!


17 April 2003


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A yellow rubber duck. The symbol of Smile.

Smile makes a secure investment in Ecotricity

Eco-friendly smile, the Internet bank, is giving its customers an opportunity to join the growing numbers using sustainable energy.


16 April 2003


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Dale Vince with the Women's institute

The Women's Institute powers up with Ecotricity

The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) is making a stand against the increasing threat of climate change by joining up with Ecotricity, the world's first green electricity company.


15 April 2003


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Greenpeace logo

Ecotricity and Greenpeace challenge British Energy bail out approval through the European Court

Ecotricity and Greenpeace today filed a legal challenge to the European Commission's decision to approve UK state aid (1) to stricken nuclear energy company British Energy.


10 April 2003


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Simply organic logo.

Simply 'organic' Ecotricity

Organic living is being given a brand new dimension thanks to an innovative partnership which will add 'organic' electricity from Ecotricity to the range of products available from leading organic food company, Simply Organic.


09 April 2003


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This image shows the countries' oldest nuclear power plant.

World's oldest nuclear power plant to close in UK

The world's oldest industrial scale nuclear power station, Calder Hall in northwest England, is to shut down because of weak UK power prices.


21 March 2003


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Shows Dale Vince abseiling down a wind turbine.

Daredevils needed to dangle 220ft

Are you brave enough to join Cancer Research UK on the 31st May and abseil down the Ecotricity wind turbine in Swaffham, Norfolk and help raise much needed funds?


13 March 2003


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Dale Vince Visiting the Wildfowl and wetlands trust.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust watches our for birdlife with green power

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), the largest international wetlands conservation charity in the UK, is working with another local company, Ecotricity, to help sustain and improve the environment.


04 March 2003


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shows the plans to build windmills at shooters-bottom.

Public 'Open Day' to showcase wind plans for Somerset

Ecotricity sets its sights on Somerset as green power source.


28 February 2003


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A wind turbine.

Dale Vince comments on the government's Energy White Paper

Dale Vince, Managing Director of Ecotricity, the UK's first green electricity company comments on the Energy White Paper:


26 February 2003


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A forest with trees with yellow leaves.

Ecotricity and Future Forests get to the root of climate change

New renewable electricity tariff targets one million UK homeowners.


26 February 2003


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solar panels on the roof of Ecotricity HQ.

Ecotricity taps into solar energy to power Gloucestershire HQ

Leading Gloucestershire based green electricity company, Ecotricity hopes to increase the renewable energy generation in the district.


25 February 2003


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south east water logo

South East Water taps into Ecotricity

Leading utility company, South East Water has joined up with Ecotricity, the UK's first green electricity company to encourage the use of safe clean electricity as part of its environmental agenda


19 February 2003


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Shows a potential wind farm in lincolnshire.

Ecotricity submits planning application for wind farm in Lincolnshire

Ecotricity, the UK's first green electricity company, has submitted a planning application to build eight wind turbines at East Lindsey


18 February 2003


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shows two wind turbines.

The trend is green... Let's go for it!

Specialist tool company, Trend Machinery has switched to Ecotricity, the world's first green electricity company.


05 February 2003


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flag of spain

Spain is second largest producer of wind power

Spain is now the second largest producer of wind power after Germany since its capacity for wind power grew 44% in 2002 to 4,830 megawatts.


05 February 2003


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This shows the construction of a wind turbine.

Ecotricity appeals for a decision on wind energy at Shipdham

Wind energy developer, Ecotricity has today lodged an appeal to John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister, against the decision by Breckland District Council to refuse plans to build two wind turbines at Shipdham.


03 February 2003


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the national grid logo.

National Grid under fire for failure of wind power

National Grid has come under fire for its role in the UK's failure to fully exploit its wind power resources from the head of environment at Innogy, Hans Jensen.


31 January 2003


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a picture of a buddhist.

Buddhists eco-practice what they preach

Eco friendly buddhists can now receive green power from the UK's leading green electricity company, Ecotricity.


28 January 2003


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A gas flame.

Legal advice suggests British Energy restructuring deal will collapse in Europe

British Energy may be forced to close nuclear plants.


14 January 2003


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Fairtrade logo.

Fairtrade pilot scheme launched

The Soil Association and the Fairtrade Foundation have launched a groundbreaking new pilot project to combine organic and Fairtrade certification which will apply to British and imported foods.


03 January 2003


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