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An end to the flawed technology of wind "farms"

Wind "farm" technology is flawed and has been disproven. It's "popular" because the huge corporations make vast profits from the subsidies available.
If no other fact persuades you, our coldest spells of weather coincide with no or little wind and thus windfarms are redundant at times of peak demand - as happened in December.

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      • JoJo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think a thorough review is needed for wind energy. There may be a place for it, but the subsidies gained by large concerns from our pockets are obscene. Our country may be signed up to meet various targets, but the current rush for wind is plain wrong.

        Wind farms should never be placed close to houses or in beautiful places. People shouldn't have to suffer the effects, and our country is very small and wild places are few; we need to keep them wild and lovely.

      • ACEACE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to put a halt to the destruction of our wild places or there will be no wilderness left for our children to enjoy. Large scale wind factories are a red hearing and there suppoerters are blinkered by mis information or pound signs. Lets have a reality check here and cease with the environmental destruction created by the development of wind factories and develop some of the other enviromentally friendly ideas out there.

      • ACEACE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to put a halt to the destruction of our wild places or there will be no wilderness left for our children to enjoy. Large scale wind factories are a red hearing and there suppoerters are blinkered by mis information or pound signs. Lets have a reality check here and cease with the environmental destruction created by the development of wind factories and develop some of the other enviromentally friendly ideas out there.

      • JaniceJanice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reduce the amount of light pollution. Reduce the amount of energy used. Just stop this 'more, more, more' culture before we implode.

      • ACEACE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to put a halt to the destruction of our wild places or there will be no wilderness left for our children to enjoy. Large scale wind factories are a red hearing and there suppoerters are blinkered by mis information or pound signs. Lets have a reality check here and cease with the environmental destruction created by the development of wind factories and develop some of the other enviromentally friendly ideas out there.

      • ACEACE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to put a halt to the destruction of our wild places or there will be no wilderness left for our children to enjoy. Large scale wind factories are a red hearing and there suppoerters are blinkered by mis information or pound signs. Lets have a reality check here and cease with the environmental destruction created by the development of wind factories and develop some of the other enviromentally friendly ideas out there.

      • ACEACE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to put a halt to the destruction of our wild places or there will be no wilderness left for our children to enjoy. Large scale wind factories are a red hearing and there suppoerters are blinkered by mis information or pound signs. Lets have a reality check here and cease with the environmental destruction created by the development of wind factories and develop some of the other enviromentally friendly ideas out there.

      • Harriet EllisHarriet Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The environmental damage to Britain's rural landsape far outweighs the small benefit provided by wind turbines. The John Muir Trust at least have realised this and are fighting to save Scotland's wild places. More needs to be done, and urgently, to convince the Westminster and Edinburgh Governments to look again at their policies on renewable energy.

      • Victoria BoyleVictoria Boyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is high time that people woke up to the fact that wind power is not the answer. The only people to benefit are the landowners (who should, in my opinion, be obliged to live within sight and sound of the turbines erected on their land rather than have them sited miles away) and developers. The rest of us have no option but to see these monstrosities all around us. We cannot sell our houses and tourists do not want to visit areas smothered with turbines. The whole issue of wind power is in no way a 'green' issue but is based purely on financial greed. Surely we should respect and preserve the countryside for all to enjoy.

      • Gordon & Dilys DixonGordon & Dilys Dixon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know what depresses me most - a windfarm which is working noisily away or a windfarm which is standing idle as a monument to our over optimistic ideas solving our future energy needs

      • Gerry BondGerry Bond commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Brand new hotel: The Reading Hilton is washed by upward floodlights and surrounded by blue lights in the pavement. So we "need" wind farms to provide free energy for this architectural claptrap.

      • David BazleyDavid Bazley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Windy and therefore efficient Off-Shore Wind Farms certainly have their place in the scheme of things and will save increasingly expensive and scarce fossil fuel in the future. But contrary to Government expectations they cannot be employed for baseload replacement strategies. Because of the fickle wind every wind turbine must have the equivalent generation back-up capacity on hot stand-by and spinning (that usually can only be provided by fossil fuel) ready to be switched in at full load at a moments notice. Countries such as Denmark and Germany have already learnt these painful lessons when their grid networks came very near to disaster or even on occasions entirely collapsed due to sudden wind changes. Our disaster black-out is yet to come some windless freezing rush hour morning in the future. The trouble with politicians is that they cannot think like engineers.

      • David BaldwinDavid Baldwin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Its been a sad state of affairs that has led to this flawed technology negatively affecting many citizens, not only of Britain but throughout the World. Multi-national co-operations and Governments using climate change and global warming scare tactics to try and dupe the greater populace into wrongly believing that Wind Power Plants are the solution to this, as some believe imaginary, problem, while at the same time making billions off us in subsidies. They spout off many easily disprovable facts regarding the benefits and brush over the mountains of overwhelming evidence showing their negative effects, classing them as myth or anecdotal. For example claiming Wind Turbines are safe as there are no proven health effects caused by wind turbines, well neither are there any studies showing that wind turbines are safe. Where public health is concerned surely we should always err on the side of caution, and actually do the proper studies before hand, and not use their citizens as guinea pigs. The wind industry in my opinion is just a large demonstration of taking bad science and passing it off as fact. Its way past the time to put an end to this madness.

      • Mary KayMary Kay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keep our countryside beautiful. Put industrial plant on industrial sites. Wind Farms are a blot on the landscape and do not make any kind of economic sense. If they were any good the companies who erect them would not need to receive huge subsidies which we pay for (electricity users).

      • Frank SmithFrank Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These monstrosaties are surely a blot on the landscape with no real benefit to the community.

      • Brian ChristleyBrian Christley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Although ‘See Naples and die' (something everyone should experience at least once during their lifetime) can no longer apply to the chaotic city, it certainly still applies to the beautiful and incredible Bay of Naples; however the seascape east of Llandudno was just as wonderful until the vandals ruined it forever with a forest of wind turbines. As no one would ever allow the Bay of Naples to be permanently disfigured in this way, why have we allowed unaccountable bureaucrats to do it here or was it “Don’t worry it is only Wales”

      • jannjann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think that the subsidies are just an underhand way to re-finance the banks. The investors in one fund which is behind a project have advertised at 20% expected return!

        That's public all money disappearing you know.......

      • Linda DickinsonLinda Dickinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wind turbines not only ruin the landscape, they are responsible for the loss of many birds and bats. They make your home un-salable and your garden unusable.

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