[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Prince of Wales asked to oppose “monster” wind turbines on Anglesey 

Credit:  by Owen R Hughes, DPW West, www.dailypost.co.uk 7 March 2012 ~~

The Prince of Wales has been asked to support a campaign to protect rural Anglesey from “monster” turbines that threaten to damage its thriving tourism industry.

Owners of the Anglesey Sea Zoo, Dylan and Frankie Evans, are the latest to voice their concern over the proliferation of turbine applications on the island.

They warn it could lead to “job losses at a massive scale” on Anglesey, where tourism pumps more than £230m into the economy and employs nearly one in six, either directly or indirectly.

The former university researchers spoke out after spending months assessing the costs and benefits of large single turbines – and were “dumbfounded” by their findings.

Dylan, who bought the zoo near Brynsiencyn in 2007, has written to Clarence House to enlist the support of Prince Charles. He said: “We know his commitment to sustainable communities and the countryside and he knows Anglesey well. We hope he’ll offer his support.”

Applications for giant turbines – some as tall as 115 metres – across the island have triggered a massive public backlash over fears they will destroy the landscape.

Dylan said: “We didn’t want to have a knee jerk ‘not in my back yard’, reaction. But after looking into the benefits against the costs, I was dumbfounded by the lack of studies and research. Solar is much more efficient – with wind turbines the research is not there.”

Frankie added that there was a lack of research on potential side effects on human health and bio-diversity.

It was the concern of having no tangible benefits while damaging tourism and quality of life that led them to become involved in the campaign against turbines. Frankie said: “We come from a position of supporting renewables and sustainability and at the sea zoo we have taken steps to reduce our power use.

“I also support windfarms in the correct location, but these large single turbines will cause huge disruption and problems while there is no evidence they are efficient ways to produce electricity.”

There is an application for three 65m turbines close to the sea zoo, which last year attracted nearly 100,000 visitors.

Dylan added: “If there was some sort of community benefit then maybe some would support the turbines. But as it is the turbines will benefit the few and harm the masses.”

He added: “A lot of individuals have invested a lot of money into building up tourism with the support of the council. Putting up theses turbines would be a huge backward step for the industry. Anglesey cannot afford to be used as an experiment – it is seen as an island escape but that could be lost.”

Source:  by Owen R Hughes, DPW West, www.dailypost.co.uk 7 March 2012

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon