Skip to comments.Wind farms: the monuments to lunacy that will be left to blot the landscape ( UK )
Posted on 09/11/2011 6:52:10 PM PDT by george76
These pointless monstrosities will continue to proliferate until the Government sees sense.
Three separate news items on the same day last week reflected three different aspects of what is fast becoming a full-scale disaster bearing down on Britain. The first item was a picture in The Daily Telegraph showing two little children forlornly holding a banner reading E.On Hands Off Winwick.
This concerned a battle to prevent a tiny Northamptonshire village from being dwarfed by seven 410-foot wind turbines, each higher than Salisbury Cathedral, to be built nearby by a giant German-owned electricity firm. The 40 residents, it was reported, have raised £50,0000 from their savings to pay lawyers to argue their case when their villages fate is decided at an inquiry by a Government inspector.
Alas, despite all the practical evidence to show why wind power is one of the greatest follies of our age, those who rule our lives, from our own politicians and officials here in Britain to those above them in Brussels, seem quite impervious to the facts.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
My power company recently announced that they have decided against building the new coal fired plant and are building a wind farm instead (Plus raising my rates an “estimated” 6%)
More workers have already died falling from wind turbine towers than all nuclear power plant accidents combined, except Chernobyl in USSR. While nuclear power goes back 60 years, wind turbines are a recent phenomena.
1. It must be competetive with fossil or nuclear energy derived electricity.
2. The environmental damage to the locals must be fully compensated, those blades make a bucket load of noise and chew up the occasional bird.
3. No government monies can be used to subsidize the wind power.
The above three criteria in effect would stop all wind power generated electricity today. When and if wind power can meet the above criteria I will support it. Today it does not meet even one requirement much less all three.
0 promised higher electric bills.
More blackout like Kalifornia had recently ?
...a battle to prevent a tiny Northamptonshire village from being dwarfed by seven 410-foot wind turbines, each higher than Salisbury Cathedral...Everyone has a steak in this.
I have absolutely no problem with wind power and support it if it can pass the following criteria.
4. It must be totally invisable to the naked eye.
Holy Moly is that Consumer’s Energy? Detroit Edison?
Crap, I have both.
Porterhouse or T-Bone?
What a nightmare.
Porterhouse or T-Bone?
Hmm, I don't!
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