Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surely the least thing wind farms need is plenty of wind?

Photograph: Looking towards Dartmoor, across the site of the proposed Denbrook Wind Turbines, just outside North Tawton in Mid Devon.

As Fiona Macrae says (quote) in the Daily Mail, "It's not exactly rocket science – when building a wind farm, look for a site that is, well, quite windy. But more than half of Britain’s wind farms are operating at less than 25 per cent capacity. In England, the figure rises to 70 per cent of onshore developments, research shows."

And how many of our most beautiful landscapes, such as the one above, are being sacrificed for so little benefit?

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