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Wind turbines are not a panacea for saving the planet

Alan Kahn –Spalding Today (UK) — February 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor:

I’m not accustomed to writing letters of praise about MPs of any party. But for our local MP I’ll make an exception and might even be persuaded to cast a vote for him at the next election.

John Hayes should be applauded for his stand on green issues and the environment. It’s all too easy to be suckered into believing that wind turbines are a panacea for saving the planet, whereas in fact the stark truth is that they do more harm than good.

They are a danger to wildlife, potentially hazardous to health and are an infringement of residents’ and visitors’ rights to enjoy the amenities of the area unimpeded by “industrial structures.” This is nowhere more pertinent than in our haunting, nature-rich landscape of distant horizons, so I’m delighted that John Hayes is determined to fight their proliferation.

Wind turbines are not economic for us. Because of subsidies, they ARE economic for the power companies (in search of even bigger profits) and they ARE economic for industrial-scale agricultural enterprises seeking to improve profit and loss accounts. They are even economic for landowners looking to diversify and increase the value of land.  Continue reading here….

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2 Comments on “Wind turbines are not a panacea for saving the planet”

  1. cornwallwindwatch February 10, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

  2. windfarmresearch February 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Reblogged this on Wind Turbine Locations, Maps, Lawsuits, Setbacks.

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