Monday, 20 July 2009
More About Wind Turbines
To return briefly to the vexed (and vexing) question of wind turbines, it is clear that we are being misled by the Government as to the extent of the destruction of our countryside that their plans would cause. To meet our peak demand of 56 gigawatts of electricity would require 112,000 turbines covering 11,000 square miles, or one eighth of Britian's entire land area. The new Infrastructure Planning Commission is being set up to force through thousands of the things over the wishes of local people and councils, who will have no democratic say in the matter. In the past we have been able to throw out such schemes, but once the all-powerful commission, which is the brainchild of Lord Mandelson (himself unelected and wielding far too much power in the land), is established, we will no longer have any right to oppose this madness, which will ruin our countryside to no useful purpose whatsoever.