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Now is the time to blow away wasteful wind farms  

Credit:  Edinburgh Evening News, scotsman.com 27 September 2010 ~~

The fact that every wind turbine gets a huge subsidy via our energy bills is being realised by more and more people who are questioning this form of renewable energy.
In Denmark the Danes pay twice as much on their energy bills as us.

If we build as many turbines as the Danes then that will be our fate.

A 2MW system gets £250,000 and a 3MW gets £375,000 every year.

That is billions of pounds for an inefficient energy system.

Just how long can these wasteful subsidies continue?

The lifespan of a wind turbine is approximately 18-20 years.

Denmark, Italy and Spain have drastically reduced or even cancelled their subsidies.

If we continue down a similar path, our Government will, at some point, be forced to do the same.

No subsidies means no developers.

The Government must then ensure that the – mostly foreign – developers who have made millions of pounds do not walk away from their responsibilities to restore the land to its original state, since we would then be left with 1000 tons of concrete for each turbine and gigantic rusting turbine hulks to further despoil our countryside.

Clark Cross, Springfield Road, Linlithgow

Source:  Edinburgh Evening News, scotsman.com 27 September 2010

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