Economic advantages of wind farms- a total illusion
The impact on the people and the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales and Shropshire will be devastating. 800 of these structures in the area proposed is completely and wholly out of proportion. If localism means anything at all, the ruination of the hills should be taken by bodies accountable locally. The macro-economic alleged advantages are, as KPMG point out, a total illusion.
November 9, 2011
by Lord Thomas of Gresford
Lord Thomas of Gresford outlines the potentially "devastating" impact of wind farms on the countryside of Mid Wales and Shropshire.
The KPMG report, 'Thinking About the Affordable', published this week, says that government plans for wind farms are too expensive and should be shelved in favour of cheaper nuclear and gas-fired power stations. Wind farms do not operate to full capacity for most of the time, by reason of the laws of nature.
In 2005, the Welsh Assembly Government issued TAN 8, the technical advice note meant to guide planning decisions. TAN 8 identified seven Strategic Search Areas as suitable for... [continue via Web link]