Despoiled Landscape

by Matt Rudd, Sunday Times, 17 July 2011

         Are the turbines outside your window yet?

         Well it won’t be long now.

         It’s a full-on invasion.

When did wind become big business?

         Is it the only option?

Click here to read Matt Rudd's complete article – courtesy of National Wind Watch

If you live close to a proposed wind turbine development and you're not sure how it might affect you – please listen to Jenny's story. Jenny lives within 1 mile of the Dalswinton wind farm – 9 miles from Dumfries & 12 miles from Lockerbie – yet clearly visible from the A75. We could be accused of being alarmist – the problem is, once the turbines are up – it's too late. Action is needed now, so it's important to hear about the experience of those who already have to live with it.

Click on the link below to hear Jenny's story.

Jenny's Story

Andrea Leadsom is MP for South Northamptonshire. She has initiated a three-hour Commons debate about onshore wind farms and their impact on Britain’s landscape earlier in the month Click here to read some of what she had to say

“Wind farms will desecrate the countryside pointlessly.” – James Lovelock

We've just added a new page [click here] about what seems to be blind institutional faith vested in wind turbines. It draws on the work of  Professor David MacKay (Professor of Physics at Cambridge University & Fellow of the Royal Society) in his now highly respected book, ‘Sustainable Energy – without the hot air’ (2009, pp 32& 33). Here's the summary:-

  1. There's a limit to wind power output which depends on the area of land devoted to turbines regardless of turbine size.
  2. Even if we covered as much as  10% of the country (UK as a whole) with wind turbines we end up with a startling output of 20 kWh/day per person – which amounts to “half of  the power used by driving an average fossil-fuelled car 50 km per day”!
  3. the turbines needed to provide the UK with 20 kWh/d per person amount to "50 times the entire  wind hardware of Denmark ” who’ve been building them for 30 years and “double the entire fleet of all the wind turbines in the world”!

To read the article in full [click here]


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