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

Hello there! Welcome to the TW312  website. It's new and we've set it up to provide information , to people who are concerned and interested, about the rapid expansion of wind farm and wind factory proposals in the Stewartry area. There are current and proposed planning and scoping proposals for wind turbines of quite a massive size throughout the area.

Our purpose is to let local people know what is happening and to provide information about the possible  consequences of wind turbine proliferation. Official Planning procedures are not easy for the public to access – so we intend to make them more accessible and to let you know what can be done if you have concerns and would like to make your views count.

We'll also provide more information in general about wind turbines. We've only just set up the web site so please bear with us. We'll be adding information to the site from now on. Please bookmark the site as or add it as a 'favourite' so you can check back easily. We will also let you  know (in a separate post) how to set up a feed so the latest information comes to you automatically. If you're interested in in contacting us and/or want to help with the work of the group, please click on the 'Contact Us' link at the top and complete the short form there. Many thanks, TW312

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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