[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Turbines a nice little earner  

With reference to your column in the Star regarding the proposed wind turbines at Mynydd Waun.

It is necessary to understand that the rape of the Welsh countryside has absolutely nothing to do with green energy and everything to do with the European Union’s “renewables obligation”, which compels generating companies to buy power from wind farms, and, secondly, the EU’s “climate change levy”, which penalises industry for not using it.

This massive hidden subsidy has turned wind power into a nice little earner for companies such as National Wind Power to produce a mere 0.3 per cent of our energy needs.

Wind power is one of the grand delusions of our age, when you consider that a single aluminium works in Anglesey uses 220MW, more than is produced by every turbine in the country.

In addition the politicians would have us believe that building these wind farms has something to do with cutting carbon emissions, but fail to disclose how much carbon emission is created by their very construction installation and servicing.

I don’t know if it’s understood that all normal planning rules for the sighting of these wind turbines are swept aside, arguing that the Government’s support for renewable energy must outweigh all else.

David Surry, Powys

Shropshire Star

21 December 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.