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Turbines will turn county into industrial wasteland  

Credit:  Malcolm Bouchier. Lincolnshire Echo, www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk 5 August 2011 ~~

Whether you are pro or anti-wind turbines the following is true:

They are inefficient, expensive and, worst of all, unreliable.

Their contribution toward reducing world warming is very questionable.

There are other, more reliable, forms of non-fossil fuel energy generation.

Many large, slow-flying birds (swans, herons, etc) and bats are killed.

Environment for inhabitants up to 500 yards away is destroyed by noise.

Property values are educed by about 33 per cent.

While wind “farms” (farm sounds so cosy and rural) out at sea and out of sight over the horizon are possibly acceptable, what about those intended for sites on land?

Towering wind turbines up to 500ft high, interconnected by a forest of pylons and power cables will permanently (once installed there is no going back) turn our green and pleasant Lincolnshire into an industrial wasteland.

Ask yourself, why do you live in Lincolnshire? Is it for the big skies, the rolling farm lands, the copses and woods, etc? Wind turbines will destroy all of this. Allow these to come in and not only will much of your enjoyment be destroyed, but the joys of the countryside will no longer be your child’s inheritance.

Each wind turbine makes about £400,000 profit each year, most of which comes from Government subsidies (ie your money), so you are paying to have your countryside permanently destroyed. Are you happy about this?

Some very rich individuals and companies stand to make huge annual profits from the installation of wind turbines. The fact that onshore installations will turn Lincolnshire into an industrial wasteland matters to them not one jot. After all, they live nowhere near Lincolnshire and in the meantime they can line their pockets for years with vast amounts of free Government gold.

So huge are the rewards that so-called “developers” will use top London barristers and any trick in the book to get their way. An example of this is the wind farm at Conisholme. Originally rejected, at the appeal their barristers came armed with the knowledge of why the wind farm was originally rejected. Coupled with this, ELDC, which originally said no, changed its minds and said yes to the wind farm.

Conisholme now stands as a permanent monument to one of the worst planning decisions ever made in Britain.

These looters of our countryside plan to install each site as they fall like dominoes and with every site they win so their task gets easier.

Their latest intended victim is Gayton le Marsh. Stand and fight it now. Let this atrocity happen and it could well be your turn next.

Wind turbines do not work for about 80 days each year. In the bitter cold, windless December of 2010, total output of all of Britain’s wind farms was about 30KW – enough to boil ten kettles. In other words, just when electricity is most needed, there is none. In addition, if wind power is so great, why did the Victorians drop it like a hot brick once they had invented the steam engine? Also, if wind power is so great, why aren’t all our boats driven by sails?

Don’t leave it to others, support the Gayton Le Marsh fight to save your county.

Source:  Malcolm Bouchier. Lincolnshire Echo, www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk 5 August 2011

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