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Blowing cold over windfarm plans

“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however, due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”

ANTI windfarm campaigners have called on authorities to stop the winds of change spreading through the North Wales countryside.


Campaigners urged Denbighshire County Council and Conwy County Council to consider the effect of two windfarm applications, resubmitted this month, on residents and the countryside.

Tegni Cymru Cyf, believed to be a majority owned German company, have submitted a planning application, with a reduction in the number of turbines, to Denbighshire for a windfarm at Wern Ddu, Gwyddelwern.

The application includes the construction of four wind turbine generators (up to 90m in overall height), electrical switchroom, new and improved access tracks, underground cabling, 50m high anemometer mast, ancillary works and equipment, temporary construction works and improvements to existing vehicular access from A494 to Craig Lelo workshops.

Zephyr Energy have also submitted a revamped proposal for three turbines at Cwm Penanner, Cerrigydrudion.

Anti-windfarm campaigner Gary Bick claimed the applications were the beginning of a ‘dreaded onslaught’ of turbines across the country and warned authorities to carefully consider the proposals.

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ANTI windfarm campaigners have called on authorities to stop the winds of change spreading through the North Wales countryside.


Campaigners urged Denbighshire County Council and Conwy County Council to consider the effect of two windfarm applications, resubmitted this month, on residents and the countryside.

Tegni Cymru Cyf, believed to be a majority owned German company, have submitted a planning application, with a reduction in the number of turbines, to Denbighshire for a windfarm at Wern Ddu, Gwyddelwern.

The application includes the construction of four wind turbine generators (up to 90m in overall height), electrical switchroom, new and improved access tracks, underground cabling, 50m high anemometer mast, ancillary works and equipment, temporary construction works and improvements to existing vehicular access from A494 to Craig Lelo workshops.

Zephyr Energy have also submitted a revamped proposal for three turbines at Cwm Penanner, Cerrigydrudion.

Anti-windfarm campaigner Gary Bick claimed the applications were the beginning of a ‘dreaded onslaught’ of turbines across the country and warned authorities to carefully consider the proposals.

No escape

Mr Bick said: “Coupled with Gwynt-y-mor offshore wind factory now in the first throws of the approval procedure along with the already consented Rhyl flats offshore wind farm and the Clocaenog Forest Strategic search area accommodating up to 100 wind turbines, no matter which way you look, you’ll see a turbine, there will be no getting away from them!

“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”

Heavy reliance on wind generation could ‘fragment’ and jeopardise’ security of supply to the nation, subjecting more public to fuel poverty, Mr Bick claimed.

He added: “Get rid of the subsidies paid on turbine generation and you get rid of wind turbines, for example the proposed Wern Ddu development would make £1,009,152 per annum in subsidies (using BWEA figures), perhaps ‘its greed rather than green issues’?”

‘Heavy reliance on wind generation could ‘fragment’ and jeopardise’ security of supply to the nation, subjecting more public to fuel poverty.’ – Gary Bick anti-windfarm campaigner.

Source: http://www.denbighshirefree...

DEC 27 2005
https://www.windaction.org/posts/831-blowing-cold-over-windfarm-plans
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