Scrap plans to build any more wind farms

Wind farms are inefficient, only working at their design capacity for a fraction of the time and  are unsightly, despoiling HUGE tracts of previously unspoilt, wild, desolate, beautiful wilderness .    That feeling of "getting away from it all" , so important for the mental well being of millions of ordinary people, would be lost.

They are also extremely noisy for people living close to them.

Where they are built invariably tends to be in isolated rural areas. Which are deathly QUIET at night. So regardless of the low , by industrial standards, decibel rating, nobody can get to sleep!

Again, detrimental to health, increased cost to the NHS and  a probable productivity loss to the nation.

Because they cannot ever provide enough power for the future needs of the UK, especially in winter, when we need more power than at any other time, (Winter wind is of much lower strength than at other times of the year), they need to be "backed up" with conventional power stations.

These (coal, gas and nuclear), need to be kept running at all times. They cannot just be switched on or off at will.

So their ( the wind farms )  existence is an uneccessary duplication of power generating capacity.

Why is this idea important?

Wind farms are inefficient, only working at their design capacity for a fraction of the time and  are unsightly, despoiling HUGE tracts of previously unspoilt, wild, desolate, beautiful wilderness .    That feeling of "getting away from it all" , so important for the mental well being of millions of ordinary people, would be lost.

They are also extremely noisy for people living close to them.

Where they are built invariably tends to be in isolated rural areas. Which are deathly QUIET at night. So regardless of the low , by industrial standards, decibel rating, nobody can get to sleep!

Again, detrimental to health, increased cost to the NHS and  a probable productivity loss to the nation.

Because they cannot ever provide enough power for the future needs of the UK, especially in winter, when we need more power than at any other time, (Winter wind is of much lower strength than at other times of the year), they need to be "backed up" with conventional power stations.

These (coal, gas and nuclear), need to be kept running at all times. They cannot just be switched on or off at will.

So their ( the wind farms )  existence is an uneccessary duplication of power generating capacity.

Blanket planning permission 4 solar panels, windmills, satallite dishes

I think wind farms are beautiful, so just ignore my point about that perhaps and concentrate on the simpler part.

If I want to extend a building upwards by the height of solar panels and water tanks, and I have had the strength of the building inspected, surely this could be enough to allow automatic planning permission just as previous generations argued for their sheds and porch extensions to be covered automaticaly.

Why is this idea important?

I think wind farms are beautiful, so just ignore my point about that perhaps and concentrate on the simpler part.

If I want to extend a building upwards by the height of solar panels and water tanks, and I have had the strength of the building inspected, surely this could be enough to allow automatic planning permission just as previous generations argued for their sheds and porch extensions to be covered automaticaly.

Abandon wind farm subsidies

The granting of subsidies to wind farm builders is wasting huge amounts of taxpayers' money since it has been clearly demonstrated that inland wind farms cannot generate enough power to make them cost effective.  Their carbon footprint can be higher than the savings expected over the full 25 year life cycle. One acknowledged authority, Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy at Oxford University, calculates that it costs consumers up to £510 for each tonne of CO2 emissions avoided through wind energy.  These grants are distorting the emerging renewable energy market and are being use to impose large wind farms on local people for short term profit from government subsidies.  According to new industry figures, a typical 2 megawatt turbine can now generate power worth £200,000 on the wholesale markets – plus another £300,000 of subsidy from taxpayers, but will often generate a small fraction of this amount due to lack of wind but still get the same subsidy!  This subsidy is based on false premises, is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers' money and should be repealed immediately.

Why is this idea important?

The granting of subsidies to wind farm builders is wasting huge amounts of taxpayers' money since it has been clearly demonstrated that inland wind farms cannot generate enough power to make them cost effective.  Their carbon footprint can be higher than the savings expected over the full 25 year life cycle. One acknowledged authority, Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy at Oxford University, calculates that it costs consumers up to £510 for each tonne of CO2 emissions avoided through wind energy.  These grants are distorting the emerging renewable energy market and are being use to impose large wind farms on local people for short term profit from government subsidies.  According to new industry figures, a typical 2 megawatt turbine can now generate power worth £200,000 on the wholesale markets – plus another £300,000 of subsidy from taxpayers, but will often generate a small fraction of this amount due to lack of wind but still get the same subsidy!  This subsidy is based on false premises, is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers' money and should be repealed immediately.