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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


November 11, 2022 • Letters, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Closing coal-fired power stations was a disaster

In October National Grid warned of possible power cuts in the coming winter. How is this possible in the world’s sixth-largest economy, in a country which pioneered every form of electricity generation through its innovating engineers and entrepreneurs? I’ll tell you why. It was because of (EC) Directive 2001/80/EC taken up by Ed Miliband and his 2008 Climate Change Act to enact in law CO₂ reduction which sealed the fate of the coal-fired power stations which provided abundant 365-day electricity . . . Complete story »


October 20, 2022 • Letters, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Time for a reality check on wind power

David Naylor (Post letters, October 17) needs a reality check if he thinks his “majestic” wind turbines can power the huge 68 million population of the UK and its 38 million vehicles. As I write, at 11.40am on October 18, the National Grid website, Gridwatch.co.uk tells us that thousands of UK wind turbines, on both land and sea, are only collectively generating 940MW, whilst the UK is using 35,190MW on a mild autumn day – with very few electric cars! . . . Complete story »


October 20, 2022 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm ‘beauty’ is in eyes of few beholders

To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to the Oct. 5 Commentary titled “Turbines: A Welcome Sight Off Long Beach Island Coast.” Until reading the commentary, I did not realize how much the “beauty” of our shoreline could be enhanced by placing 357 1,000-plus-foot-tall windmills beginning just 9 miles offshore. That surprising sentiment puts the writer in an exceedingly small minority. Only the developer of a utility, or those aligned with one, could speak so glowingly of a large utility . . . Complete story »


October 4, 2022 • Letters, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Starmer’s green utopia could cost the earth

Sir Keir Starmer in his keynote address to the Labour Party Conference clearly revelled at the prospect of “a fairer, greener future” which conjured up images of an earthly paradise not unlike Shangri-La. He confidently predicted that he will become the next Prime Minister in 2025 and among his many gilded promises he stated that within just five years the number of land-based wind turbines will have doubled to 17,500. This was one of many declarations that won a standing . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2022 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Renewables are devouring planet

Sir, – Watching recent letters toing and froing in our Press and Journal, perhaps a sobering reality check for the deluded Greens, rushing to “save the planet”, is long overdue? A small, ever-so-green, 100MW wind farm needs 30,000 tons of iron ore; 50,000 tons of concrete and 900 tons of non-recyclable plastic. For the same power from an ever-so-green solar farm you need to increase that by 150%. An electric car battery weighs half a ton; making just one requires . . . Complete story »


September 8, 2022 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Claims made by environmentalists about the so-called virtues of large-scale wind and solar farms simply demonstrate engineering and technical ignorance, compounded by a serious misunderstanding of how the electricity generating industry functions

It is an irrefutable fact that due to the variability of the weather wind and solar cannot, and will never, ensure security of supply for UK electrical energy, which requires in the order of 346 TWh per annum (2019 figure). They are also all at sea about fracking and have fallen for all the misleading propaganda, as any geologist worth his salt will confirm. Fracking has turned the US economy around and it could do the same for the UK. . . . Complete story »


August 27, 2022 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Like fox in henhouse

I read the article in which Gordon Perkins, an “expert” from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, indicates it is “complicated, incredibly complicated” regarding the understanding of the visibility of the turbines (“Initial Study Shows Turbine Visibility Will Be Rare Off LBI,” 6/29). Yet, he indicates with absolute precision (to a decimal point) that visibility of the turbines will be limited. He cites Rutgers University work on this. He indicates Atlantic Shores has developed a model that gets into the minutia of . . . Complete story »


August 27, 2022 • Letters, OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

More well water investigation needed: expert

It was my pleasure to participate as a member of the expert panel on the recent All-Hazard Investigation of Well Water in Chatham-Kent. The expert panel provided advice and expertise for the investigation of well water from within the North Kent 1 industrial wind complex where some residents had raised concerns regarding water quality, during and following wind turbine construction. The Expert Panel’s Final Report was made public earlier this year as reported in the Chatham Voice (April 20). The . . . Complete story »


August 27, 2022 • England, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Against Navitus wind farm in Dorset

Navitus Bay has reared its ugly head again, with Ade Chapmanlaw running a petition to revisit it, and Jeff Williams in his letter supporting this. It has already been decided and should be put to bed completely. I do hope that our councillors and MPs will fight this tooth and nail. There is no difference now than then, except it is our local eco warriors trying to have chosen to open the debate up again. I do not want these . . . Complete story »


August 24, 2022 • Iowa, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

De Witt listens to residents on wind turbines

Thank you Woodbury County Supervisor Rocky De Witt for seeking a larger property setback for possible MidAmerican wind turbines in Woodbury County. Thank you for not only taking the time to listen to Woodbury County residents with their concerns over the project. but actually following through and sharing those concerns with the big energy representatives. You are truly committed to serving the people and it shows. I also agree that no one wants to stare at 100 red blinking lights . . . Complete story »


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