The disastrous public relations campaign by NPower as it seeks to industrialise the Westcountry has hit a new low. The company’s failure to convince local people of the merits of vast turbines at Batsworthy Cross has led it to pitifully lament that “a vocal minority had drowned out the silent majority in favour of wind power”.
It was revealed at the public inquiry into the application at Fullabrook that the Friends of Fullabrook Windfarm had a total mass membership of eight or ten individuals. At Batsworthy Cross NPower has no friends.
This sort of nonsense is often heard from those who have lost the argument. NPower’s greatest achievement has been to split the green lobby in North Devon asunder. Through intelligent research, lifelong green campaigners have found that windpower and the vast turbines are the busted flush of renewable energy.
Sadly, they are favoured by government funding that is chasing the cheapest available technology; onshore wind turbines require the smallest capital investment of all renewables, regardless of their inability to provide consistent generation or to significantly affect world CO? emissions.
At last the Government has admitted this error and is looking at the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) once more. That is why it is so important people object to the application at Batsworthy (see www.twomoorscampaign.co.uk) . As more people are realising, it is the search for profit that brings these unwelcome visitors, not any concern for cleaning up our planet.
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