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Wind farm is the real turkey  

Credit:  www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 5 January 2011 ~~

On the most energy-thirsty day of the year when two million Welsh turkeys went into two million Welsh ovens and two million Welsh TVs were switched on, the Alltwallis wind farm could not produce one rotation between noon and 4pm.

If ever there was a turkey this is it, and you the public paid for it. Yes, the Welsh Assembly Government spent your money on this hopeless bit of kit.

Don’t worry what the energy company says with stats about 20 per cent capacity for this or that – it just doesn’t produce it when you want it. Your taxes paid for this.

The energy companies are very keen because you pay for the hardware then they sell you back the energy, and not even at a reduced rate – win win not wind wind.

As if this isn’t bad enough, the Assembly Government is planning hundreds more of these across the land. Don’t get me started about loss of tourism, land blight, environmental consequences or my taxes. Then in March the WAGs want more powers – I’m voting for less powers. They are about as much help as the English parliament, but without them at least we would save on head office costs.

Paul Hobbs

Nant Llwyd

Source:  www.thisissouthwales.co.uk 5 January 2011

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