Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wind Power: The Great Debate

John Constable and Ben Pile can be seen here debating wind power with Jonathan Porritt and Andrew Garrad, at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

There was an interesting moment during the debate when Jonathan Porritt inferred that wind turbine noise was not a real problem. Both John Constable and Ben Pile told him that they knew people who suffered from it, but he did not appear to believe them. Andrew Gerrard (from the Wind Industry) kept quiet.

Even the Green Party in North Devon is now (since Fullabrook Down Wind Farm became operational) reluctantly admitting that wind turbine noise can cause suffering - but there are no wind farms in Cheltenham where Jonathan Porritt, and perhaps most of the audience at this deabte, live.

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