Save the countryside from Industrial Wind Farms

This government is spending millions each year providing massive subsidies to the on-shore wind farm industry which are not even an efficient means of generating "green" electricity. Private "green energy" developers are now threatening to ruin huge swathes of rural England with monstrous industrial sized turbines which are over 130 metres tall (1.5 x the size of Big Ben) in completely inappropriate sites, which aren't even particularly windy and which are extremely close to thousands of local residents. Hundreds of local campaign groups are now springing up all over the country to fight these planning applications because these developers are just interested in one thing and that's MONEY. They have no consideration whatsoever for the people whose lives would be blighted by these massive Power Stations but becuase of the subsidies they receive they can bribe landowners with rents of £25,000 per turbine per annum. These turbines can be built just 800 metres away from hundreds of residents, even though in Scotland there is already a law that these turbines cant be closer than 2 Kms. This is completely outrageous and the goverenment should be ashamed if it doesnt legislate where these Power Stations can be built.

Why is this idea important?

This government is spending millions each year providing massive subsidies to the on-shore wind farm industry which are not even an efficient means of generating "green" electricity. Private "green energy" developers are now threatening to ruin huge swathes of rural England with monstrous industrial sized turbines which are over 130 metres tall (1.5 x the size of Big Ben) in completely inappropriate sites, which aren't even particularly windy and which are extremely close to thousands of local residents. Hundreds of local campaign groups are now springing up all over the country to fight these planning applications because these developers are just interested in one thing and that's MONEY. They have no consideration whatsoever for the people whose lives would be blighted by these massive Power Stations but becuase of the subsidies they receive they can bribe landowners with rents of £25,000 per turbine per annum. These turbines can be built just 800 metres away from hundreds of residents, even though in Scotland there is already a law that these turbines cant be closer than 2 Kms. This is completely outrageous and the goverenment should be ashamed if it doesnt legislate where these Power Stations can be built.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme

Abolish the MCS which is due to be implemented April 2011. This idea from Ed Milliband certifies the products and companies who sell renewable energy products. These products are already CE rated at manufacture and are subject to local building regulations when fitted. If companies and their products are not accredited then consumers who buy non accredited products are not eligible for the costly green initiative RHI.

Why is this idea important?

Abolish the MCS which is due to be implemented April 2011. This idea from Ed Milliband certifies the products and companies who sell renewable energy products. These products are already CE rated at manufacture and are subject to local building regulations when fitted. If companies and their products are not accredited then consumers who buy non accredited products are not eligible for the costly green initiative RHI.

To make the installation of Smart Meters in our homes voluntary

Instead of the compulsory installation of these intrusive meters in our homes, it should be done on a voluntary basis, so that those who want them can have them, and those that dont can say no, and they can be removed at any time if requested!

Why is this idea important?

Instead of the compulsory installation of these intrusive meters in our homes, it should be done on a voluntary basis, so that those who want them can have them, and those that dont can say no, and they can be removed at any time if requested!

Ease planning permission for large offshore wind farms

Energy can be clean and cheap, global warming could be fought, but only with large off shore wind trubines. Those living by the sea who complain about the developments currently have a voice of there own, but i think the government needs to be the voice of the future generations of britons who would rather not live in a world ravaged by global warming. We need to stop the NIMBY's from ruining this countrys future, we need to start building off shore wind turbines as fast as we can.

We need to reduce the bureaucracy slowing down installation of large off shore wind turbines.

Why is this idea important?

Energy can be clean and cheap, global warming could be fought, but only with large off shore wind trubines. Those living by the sea who complain about the developments currently have a voice of there own, but i think the government needs to be the voice of the future generations of britons who would rather not live in a world ravaged by global warming. We need to stop the NIMBY's from ruining this countrys future, we need to start building off shore wind turbines as fast as we can.

We need to reduce the bureaucracy slowing down installation of large off shore wind turbines.