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Clear proof of wind power's inefficiency 

At last. Proof from an unbiased organisation – the charity Renewable Energy Foundation – based on irrefutable data from Ofgem, that wind turbines are inefficient.It gives the lie to the repeated claims of promoters of these industrial sites that they will “power X number of homes”.

These claims are unfortunately faithfully printed by many newspapers, leading the public to believe that a group of machines overshadowing the local area will really provide a dependable source of electrical power for local residents. Nothing could be further from the truth; in the Westcountry turbines are running inefficiently for more than three-quarters of the time.

There must be a constant back-up from nuclear and conventional power stations.

The Government has seized on wind turbines as the preferred method of generating renewable energy because it wants to be seen to be green.

To this end it pours huge amounts of taxpayers’ money into the pockets of those who build and run these machines, which degrade the landscape and have a detrimental effect on those who live near them.

It is high time that this money was devoted to other means of generation, e.g. tidal, solar, wave, biomass and water power; wind turbines should be confined to offshore sites, preferably near cities. There they would be more efficient and less power would be lost in transmission.

A J Goodenough

Camelford

westernmorningnews.co.uk

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