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NEW rules on turbines are being sought by Tories (The Press, March 24).

I fully support Conservative councillors Jenny Brooks and Paul Doughty on this matter, and to call for a mandatory minimum distance between wind turbines and the nearest homes that will act as a buffer zone to protect York’s communities.

It is right that local people are allowed to have their say on such important issues that affect their lives as we live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.

Terry Smith, Fourth Avenue, York.

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4:28pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

We'd save a fortune by not having the things at all and keeping Eggborough open. After today's alarmist propaganda I doubt that common sense stands a chance!
We'd save a fortune by not having the things at all and keeping Eggborough open. After today's alarmist propaganda I doubt that common sense stands a chance! ColdAsChristmas
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7:12pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
We'd save a fortune by not having the things at all and keeping Eggborough open. After today's alarmist propaganda I doubt that common sense stands a chance!
Ah yes the "Nobody will be spared from Climate Change" tripe. I remember that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, James Hansen (a leading AGW proponent) said "Obama has 4 years to save the world". Well that was 6 years ago and the world is still OK so either Obama saved it or it was never in danger to begin with?
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[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: We'd save a fortune by not having the things at all and keeping Eggborough open. After today's alarmist propaganda I doubt that common sense stands a chance![/p][/quote]Ah yes the "Nobody will be spared from Climate Change" tripe. I remember that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, James Hansen (a leading AGW proponent) said "Obama has 4 years to save the world". Well that was 6 years ago and the world is still OK so either Obama saved it or it was never in danger to begin with? http://www.organicco nsumers.org/articles /article_16604.cfm Pinza-C55
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7:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

gwen4me says...

No more wind turbines, decommission the others when the need repair and drill, baby, drill!
No more wind turbines, decommission the others when the need repair and drill, baby, drill! gwen4me
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7:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

This letter looks heavily edited and the middle paragraph barely makes sense.
This letter looks heavily edited and the middle paragraph barely makes sense. Buzzz Light-year
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10:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

The first law Obama made in 2008 was to make CO2 a pollutant, this in order to payback those who bankrolled him to the Whitehouse. Cap and trade etc made George Sorros, Goldman Sachs and Blood and Gore a fortune.
It was Prince Charles that told us years’ ago that we only had 100 months to save the world. And how many tipping points have we passed?
Ever thought of all the diesel used to transport giant wind turbines from Denmark and Germany and then the energy used to remove top soil and peat etc to lay down massive concrete bases. Then there is the £38Million a year for sea bed rent from HM. Out at sea with salt corrosion you might be lucky to get 10 years out of a turbine. Has anyone considered decommissioning all that to correct a mistake made on a whim?
Just as well we are all doomed (Irreversible) because I wouldn’t like to be responsible for the current growing debt mountain. I suppose it will be something to stand on, what with sea level rises of 3mm per year!
The first law Obama made in 2008 was to make CO2 a pollutant, this in order to payback those who bankrolled him to the Whitehouse. Cap and trade etc made George Sorros, Goldman Sachs and Blood and Gore a fortune. It was Prince Charles that told us years’ ago that we only had 100 months to save the world. And how many tipping points have we passed? Ever thought of all the diesel used to transport giant wind turbines from Denmark and Germany and then the energy used to remove top soil and peat etc to lay down massive concrete bases. Then there is the £38Million a year for sea bed rent from HM. Out at sea with salt corrosion you might be lucky to get 10 years out of a turbine. Has anyone considered decommissioning all that to correct a mistake made on a whim? Just as well we are all doomed (Irreversible) because I wouldn’t like to be responsible for the current growing debt mountain. I suppose it will be something to stand on, what with sea level rises of 3mm per year! ColdAsChristmas
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8:12am Tue 1 Apr 14

perplexed says...

"It is right that local people are allowed to have their say on such important issues that affect their lives as we live in a democracy, not a dictatorship." Interesting, especially when you consider the Tory minster , Nick Boles who used to have responsibility for wind farms until last year , signed off guidance that would ban councils from setting up wind farm-free zones , that is of course until he had to stand down because his brother works for a major turbine manufacturer!

As for democracy versus dictatorship I am sure it is purely a coincidence that there is a General Election on the Horizon in 2015 and that our politicians are listening!
"It is right that local people are allowed to have their say on such important issues that affect their lives as we live in a democracy, not a dictatorship." Interesting, especially when you consider the Tory minster , Nick Boles who used to have responsibility for wind farms until last year , signed off guidance that would ban councils from setting up wind farm-free zones , that is of course until he had to stand down because his brother works for a major turbine manufacturer! As for democracy versus dictatorship I am sure it is purely a coincidence that there is a General Election on the Horizon in 2015 and that our politicians are listening! perplexed
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