THE proposals to place wind farms on the Wolds and by our own council are very sad. I would like to refer to an article from the Daily Telegraph of April 2012 with regards to the situation in Scotland.
The newspaper reported that Alex Salmond wanted to generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020, a target that council planning chiefs warned could mean the countryside being transformed into a “wind farm landscape”.
The billionaire US tycoon Donald Trump claimed to have received thousands of letters from people whose homes had been “ruined” by nearby turbines but were outraged than SNP ministers were refusing to listen to them.
He said it was “self- evident” how tourists will react to a plethora of wind farms – “they will hate it and go elsewhere”.
Mr Trump makes his living from tourism at his hotels and I would presume he knows what he is talking about.
Also one other factor. For every one turbine placed offshore, where they should be, you need two similar ones onshore to generate the same level of energy supply.
Bribing people with their own tax money to accept wind turbines seems dishonest to me, and local villages don’t want these farms.
If the council is setting up its own energy supply company, however, I will be a customer.
Chris Clayton, Hempland Drive, York.