GREEN lobby groups will today highlight local support for a wind farm to help in the battle against climate change.
Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are backing proposals for the farm at Whinash in the Lake District, as an inquiry into the scheme opens at Penrith in Cumbria.
The site is near the M6, between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.
Wind farms, as a source of renewable power, curb the need for fossil fuel burning, the chief cause of global warming.
But their construction in various parts of the country has sparked controversy with opponents criticising their noise and visual impact.
In Denby Dale, campaigners are fighting proposals to site a pair of 400ft turbines on Pool Hill in Kitchenroyd.
But Jill Perry, energy campaigner for Friends of the Earth said:
"People need to wake up to the fact that climate change will happen. We can't sit back for the next few years thinking about the situation."