Towering Pylons

WILL you please inform the columnist who wants wind turbines in Wales to be painted brown and green to resemble tress, that, while a large tree may be 40 feet high, the hundreds of wind turbines headed for our unspoilt Welsh hills, under the Welsh Government’s TAN 8, will be a mind boggling 475 feet high. That is far bigger than even giant redwoods! Not many of them in Wales!

L. J. Jenkins Gwbert Cardigan

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4:27pm Tue 20 May 14

landyman3030 says...

Yet another amazing decision by the UK and WAG to allow such an intrusive structure to be built with carte blanche regardless of wildlife or human interest.
If you want to see into the future of what we will be left with after this mammoth waste of taxpayers money look at the documentary of what the Americans are having to deal with over there. Thousands of wind turbines ineffective or broken down and uneconomic to repair as the government subsidies have disappeared. So they sit there in their legions waiting to fall over. It is the government who are creating this industry for the private companies to make money. Painting them tree colour won't make them anymore economical to repair in the future.
Hundreds of millions wasted on these monstrosities but we are told there is no money in the piggy bank for Severn tidal power which is proven with longevity.
Watch a private company start up and then ask for a handout from the government. Bet they get one.....
Yet another amazing decision by the UK and WAG to allow such an intrusive structure to be built with carte blanche regardless of wildlife or human interest. If you want to see into the future of what we will be left with after this mammoth waste of taxpayers money look at the documentary of what the Americans are having to deal with over there. Thousands of wind turbines ineffective or broken down and uneconomic to repair as the government subsidies have disappeared. So they sit there in their legions waiting to fall over. It is the government who are creating this industry for the private companies to make money. Painting them tree colour won't make them anymore economical to repair in the future. Hundreds of millions wasted on these monstrosities but we are told there is no money in the piggy bank for Severn tidal power which is proven with longevity. Watch a private company start up and then ask for a handout from the government. Bet they get one..... landyman3030
  • Score: 7

4:29pm Tue 20 May 14

Realist UK says...

Wind Turbine promoters and supporters are becoming an almost religious group of people in so much that they are intolerant of any opposing opinions, treating people with contempt akin to blasphemy. If wind power was so brilliant why don't we just build thousands of them in the remotest parts of the UK? Giving up your land to these daft projects nets you a considerable amount of money in rent which I'm sure makes many land owners pro wind-farm. Remember, Over 70% of CO2 emissions are created by the sea, near 30% by living things like you me and animals breathing & just about 3% is caused by so called man-made emissions. These are global figures and yet this government march on taxing us all to death on green issues as if the UK citizen should shoulder this 3% burden alone. Knock them down, not build more.
Wind Turbine promoters and supporters are becoming an almost religious group of people in so much that they are intolerant of any opposing opinions, treating people with contempt akin to blasphemy. If wind power was so brilliant why don't we just build thousands of them in the remotest parts of the UK? Giving up your land to these daft projects nets you a considerable amount of money in rent which I'm sure makes many land owners pro wind-farm. Remember, Over 70% of CO2 emissions are created by the sea, near 30% by living things like you me and animals breathing & just about 3% is caused by so called man-made emissions. These are global figures and yet this government march on taxing us all to death on green issues as if the UK citizen should shoulder this 3% burden alone. Knock them down, not build more. Realist UK
  • Score: 7

10:13pm Tue 20 May 14

allanrees1980 says...

I was driving down heads of the valleys road to Neath the other day, plus looking at them from afar in Swansea. I have no issue with them, its a sign of modern times. I think I read that someone surveyed people of an older generation and younger people aged 20-40. Older generation were mainly against and the younger saw them as not a problem. I think a balance needs to be struck.
I was driving down heads of the valleys road to Neath the other day, plus looking at them from afar in Swansea. I have no issue with them, its a sign of modern times. I think I read that someone surveyed people of an older generation and younger people aged 20-40. Older generation were mainly against and the younger saw them as not a problem. I think a balance needs to be struck. allanrees1980
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