WMN Letter: Loving turbines in 25 years is unlikely
I would like to comment on the article in the Western Morning News on Saturday September 7, concerning the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The article said that in 25 years the communities will have their own electricity from the wind turbines in villages and they will be able to celebrate the affordable energy from the turbines and make profits.
What planet does the “think tank” come from? Certainly not planet Earth!
1. The wind turbines are subsidised by the taxpayer.
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2. The land owners get paid to have the turbines on their land, which comes from the taxpayer.
3. The turbines only produce 35% of the energy we need and the rest is made up by subsidies, again from the taxpayer.
4. You will never have cheap electricity from these turbines as they are designed to milk the public for ever.
There are other alternatives which are much more efficient and cost-effective and will bring down electricity prices to an affordable rate.
Wave power, hydro power and power station for re-cycled waste (one of these is being built now in Plymouth).
by Robin Julian, County Councillor, Bideford