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Wind farms are just useless eyesores  

Credit:  Express & Echo, www.thisisexeter.co.uk 22 November 2010 ~~

Data has shown that on an annual basis, onshore wind farms in the UK will produce only about 28 per cent of the maximum possible power they are capable of, as any power engineer worth his salt will tell you; this percentage figure is known as the load factor in the UK and capacity factor in the US.

Now, I think most sensible folk will agree that 28 per cent is not very impressive, especially when considering it is at the expense of ruining the irreplaceable beautiful British countryside.

This lunacy is further compounded by realising that in some cases these hideous machines cause stress and illness to those now having to live in the shadow of these offensive and fraudulent engineering structures. The same power engineer will also tell you that on an hour-to-hour basis the power industry does not have a clue of how much energy will be produced by any given wind farm, for such is the nature of the British weather.

But would it not be wonderful to accurately predict our weather – pigs might fly. Now surely, nobody in their right mind would want to be connected to such a wind power dependent network.

So why on earth is the Government hell bent on not just covering the land with these useless eyesores, but unbelievably ringing our island with them as well – why won’t they listen to the engineers and knowledgeable people – has the Government completely lost its marbles?

Dave Haskell

Newchapel Road

Boncath, Pembs

Source:  Express & Echo, www.thisisexeter.co.uk 22 November 2010

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