Views on turbines are truly split, however one thing is for sure- more and more of these are planned for your surrounding areas, homes, schools and communities.
The efficiency of wind energy is in no doubt, if you wish to learn more about this have a look at the Variable Pitch website- their performance is very poor, however what they are very efficient at, is making their owners money- this again can be seen on that same website. Without subsidies would this story still be the same?
Herein lies the issue with Wind Energy- as our government has committed to an arguably insignificant reduction in CO2 by 2020, individuals and organisations out there have seen a fantastic opportunity to make a lot of money under the guise of "green" energy- and have been given the go-ahead to destroy our upland environments. Destroy the environment to apparently save the environment!
To give you an idea of how scandalous this business is, we had been told that the developers and the land owners actually started a number of the wildfires, in order to wipe out any potential threat to their pre-required Environmental Impact Assessment before applying for planning permission. We had put this down to conspiracy and a possible coincidence, that was until this week when we seen an unprecedented number of gorse fires in NI. We know for a fact that more than one of these fires are in areas where there are currently talks about developing wind farms. (By the way, we are also paying for the fire service to go out and deal with these)
Make no mistake, this is a dirty business, one where there is no interest in the Environment or looking after our renewable energy needs, Green Energy more like Greed Energy!
Our Journalist friends need to start digging under the skin of this industry, the good decent hardworking people in our community are again paying for this to happen, we are being told that it is for the better of us all. Simply put - They are not benefiting our Environment, and we are not willing to accept them being imposed on us any longer.