Turbines trouble

York Press: Turbines trouble Turbines trouble

AS A young resident of East Yorkshire, I feel compelled to comment on the proposed 12 turbine High Wood wind farm, planned between Tibthorpe and North Dalton.

Firstly, I feel it is important to emphasise my passion for my local area and its visual and natural beauty.

The Yorkshire Wolds is a fantastic place to visit and to live with many businesses, including our own, seeing a great rise in tourism over the past five years.

International artist David Hockney inferred that he chose to paint the Wolds because of its “big skies and rolling open landscapes”. The openness, the very reason Hockney was drawn here is exactly what this wind farm will destroy.

This is not vanity. I shudder to think that if this planning application is passed then little stands between the big energy companies and making the Wolds like the Fens – mile upon mile of bladed turbines.

I must stress that I am hugely supportive of renewable energy developments, involved myself in carbon accountancy, I want to make the world a cleaner, brighter place.

However, I do not believe that ruining our vistas is the way to go about it.

Sarah Mills, Huggate.

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1:33am Fri 6 Jun 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Yes, we know these things are an eyesore but they are also an inefficient waste of a lot of money.(Except for the wealthy land owner and collectors of Green subsidies)
I suggest you support Nuclear and hydro if renewables are your thing, Sarah.
If we depended of wind and solar then on a still night we would generate nothing.
While we are carbon phobic with a fixation on windmills and solar panels for energy we are always going to be in trouble. People wanting to abandon coal, gas and oil in favour of solar panels and windmills are living in a dream world and a dark one at that!
Yes, we know these things are an eyesore but they are also an inefficient waste of a lot of money.(Except for the wealthy land owner and collectors of Green subsidies) I suggest you support Nuclear and hydro if renewables are your thing, Sarah. If we depended of wind and solar then on a still night we would generate nothing. While we are carbon phobic with a fixation on windmills and solar panels for energy we are always going to be in trouble. People wanting to abandon coal, gas and oil in favour of solar panels and windmills are living in a dream world and a dark one at that! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -9

2:14pm Fri 6 Jun 14

SpinningJenny says...

Yes Sarah, it is vanity. Last December wind turbines generated 10% of the UK's energy demand and they are becoming more and more efficient as time goes on. The UK needs more renewable energy and needs it now - if we leave it till the fossil fuels run out we will be too late.

I happen to think that wind turbines are quite elegant structures and as a young person who will be living past the time that fossil fuels run out, I would greatly appreciate if the older generations stopped NIMBYing and gave some thought to how they can provide a sustainable future for their descendants.
Yes Sarah, it is vanity. Last December wind turbines generated 10% of the UK's energy demand and they are becoming more and more efficient as time goes on. The UK needs more renewable energy and needs it now - if we leave it till the fossil fuels run out we will be too late. I happen to think that wind turbines are quite elegant structures and as a young person who will be living past the time that fossil fuels run out, I would greatly appreciate if the older generations stopped NIMBYing and gave some thought to how they can provide a sustainable future for their descendants. SpinningJenny
  • Score: 9

1:08pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Firedrake says...

I rather suspect that David Hockney might feel inspired to paint the. As cas of "The Bigger Turbines"?
I rather suspect that David Hockney might feel inspired to paint the. As cas of "The Bigger Turbines"? Firedrake
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Firedrake says...

Sorry ... " - a case -"
Sorry ... " - a case -" Firedrake
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