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Renowned UK Environmentalist David Bellamy slams wind turbines — Destroying our countryside for profit

Tip of the hat to Garryhinch Wind Energy Awareness Group for this find.

“Wind farms do not work. They are a blot on the landscape.”

The Journal (UK) — October 26, 2011

ENVIRONMENTALIST David Bellamy has spoken out on how wind farms are destroying our landscapes for profit.

ENVIRONMENTALIST David Bellamy has spoken out on how wind farms are destroying our landscapes for profit.

In an interview with The Journal he claims companies are profiting from green energy plans which end up doing more harm to the environment than good, and push up electricity prices.

Dr Bellamy, 78, who lives in Weardale, County Durham, and has been awarded an OBE for his conservation work, said: “Wind farms do not work. They are a blot on the landscape.”

The campaigner explained: “Every turbine you put up has to have back-up electricity produced because the wind goes up and down, it is inconsistent.

“Wind farms are totally useless environmentally. But there are people who are getting a vast amount of money just to put these things up. And who pays for them? The people who use the electricity in Britain. The more wind farms we put up the more electricity costs.

“The impact of that is energy is now so expensive we’re at the stage now where people have to say for winter ‘Is it food, or is it fuel?’

“Last year some old people were actually going around to the second-hand shops and buying books and burning them to keep warm – it’s that bad.”

Dr Bellamy believes the environmental effects of wind farms are totally unacceptable. He added: “I’ve noticed the impact of wind farms on Country Durham, you can’t fail to.

“Its not just me, I’ve worked with artists going around painting what these stunning landscapes would look like with these monsters going up. There’s a number of areas in Weardale and Teesdale where there are proposals in and they could happen. But I’m keeping up the campaigning.”   Continue reading here…..

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2 Comments on “Renowned UK Environmentalist David Bellamy slams wind turbines — Destroying our countryside for profit”

  1. 1957chev October 27, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines and commented:
    Nothing green about wind turbines…..well, maybe the money!

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