[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Photomontage shows how wind farm would tower over Highbridge  

Credit:  www.burnham-on-sea.com 22 August 2012 ~~

Wind farm protesters have released this new photomontage to illustrate how a potential wind farm near Highbridge would tower over the town’s skyline.

Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last week that Gaoh Energy has submitted plans for a 60 metre tall weather mast in Alstone, near Highbridge.

David Maund, spokesman for the NoPilrow group which is fighting plans for a wind farm in nearby Rooksbridge, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “In its application, Gaoh has not stated the underlying reason for this met mast, other than to measure wind speeds. However, the firm is dedicated to the development of on and offshore renewable energy resources.”

“It is not unreasonable to think that this met mast may be the precursor to a proposed wind farm with turbines, potentially 110-120 metres high, as illustrated here.”

He added: “This latest application could possibly be another attempt by wind farm developers to milk the overly generous subsidies, paid by the consumer in their electricity bills. The wind farm epidemic is like the gold rushes of the 19th century, only this time it is the subsidy rush.”

“We have good reasons to believe that there could be many more wind farms in the pipeline for Somerset.”

“We, as a community, must act now to stop Somerset being obliterated by wind farms. I urge everyone to submit their objections to both Pilrow Wind Farm and this Met Mast to Sedgemoor planners as soon as possible.”

[photo available]

Source:  www.burnham-on-sea.com 22 August 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 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 $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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


Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch