[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]



LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Isn’t it too late to be doing wind turbine checks now?  

I have read the Journal article on Fullabrook wind turbines for the second time, the first time I assumed I had missed something.

Is it really true that after 12 years someone is only now going to install an anemometer to check on the wind at this site?

What happens if it turns out to be the “wrong sort of wind”?

It could happen.

How can DWP quote any realistic performance figures if they don’t know what the wind is doing?

How long will it take to recover the costs not only of the turbines but of all the backup services if we were to discount any government “inducements”? A great many years I would imagine.

These turbines are coming from Denmark apparently, some years ago one of Denmark’s neighbours was not only removing some turbines but refusing to install any new ones, let’s hope we are not being lumbered with second hand equipment.

Only last week I read that a blade had fallen off one of these turbines, luckily without harming anyone, but what happens if another one falls off? Health and safety officials would have the time of their lives closing down every turbine until they were sure they were safe (the government no doubt would not allow this to happen).

I believe these wind farms are an unproven and unreliable solution to power supply problems, at best they are a token gesture backed by a government ready to throw money at any apparent solution that may be a quick fix. The only people to gain any benefit from these turbines are those that have “conned” the government into backing them with our money.

If only as much time and money could be spent on wave power (reliable in terms of time and strength) then I’m sure we could make some real progress towards a meaningful solution.

PAUL DOWLER,

Nelson Terrace,

Westward Ho.

This Is Devon

10 July 2008

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

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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter