Three councils unite to discuss wind farm plans at Bullington Cross

Three councils unite to discuss wind farm plans at Bullington Cross

Three councils unite to discuss wind farm plans at Bullington Cross

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

PLANS to build a 14-turbine wind farm in north Hampshire will be considered by three councils at a joint meeting.

Next week, members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Winchester City Council and Test Valley Borough Council will meet at Winchester Guildhall to discuss EDF Energy’s application to build the farm at Bullington Cross, near Sutton Scotney.

The site of the proposed wind farm crosses the boundaries of all three local authorities, with seven turbines in Winchester, four in Basingstoke and Deane, and three in Test Valley.

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9:43am Sun 15 Jun 14

save energy says...

Ignoring aesthetics (beauty in eye of beholder), nimbys, noise, environment, local archaeology, wildlife welfare, property values, tourism etc, lets look at facts.

- According to the wind industry, UK has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising – 9,912 Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units,
Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://tinyurl.com/o
nf9wcv

As I write this, wind is contributing just 0.8 GW (We are importing 5 x that from France & Holland ) a mere 3% to our UK grid demand !! Look here - http://tinyurl.com/6
ja8btf •
It gives wind a production factor of just 2% (Gas is 70%).

See live production from your local RWE wind-farm - http://tinyurl.com/c
5b35rn
notes; 1. Capacity is in MW but output is kW so ÷ output by 1,000 to compare.
2. A minus fig indicates taking power from the grid to rotate blades.

And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent 'green' energy - http://tinyurl.com/l
rl8u49 - & yes the figs are £millions/mth !!

Do you really think that's a sensible way to use precious resources ??

It’s ALL about the subsidies…paid by us.

Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n
4k7n8 )

To see how little wind & solar contributes to our grid demand, load this app – http://www.gridwatch
.templar.co.uk/ - it auto updates every 5 mins.

And don’t start me off about the ‘community benefits’, (Google- ponzi scam ).
They take our money, give a small % back & we are supposed to see that as a benefit !!!

It is a very dangerous world, when politics & money, trump science & engineering facts.
Ignoring aesthetics (beauty in eye of beholder), nimbys, noise, environment, local archaeology, wildlife welfare, property values, tourism etc, lets look at facts. - According to the wind industry, UK has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising – 9,912 Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units, Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://tinyurl.com/o nf9wcv As I write this, wind is contributing just 0.8 GW (We are importing 5 x that from France & Holland ) a mere 3% to our UK grid demand !! Look here - http://tinyurl.com/6 ja8btf • It gives wind a production factor of just 2% (Gas is 70%). See live production from your local RWE wind-farm - http://tinyurl.com/c 5b35rn notes; 1. Capacity is in MW but output is kW so ÷ output by 1,000 to compare. 2. A minus fig indicates taking power from the grid to rotate blades. And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent 'green' energy - http://tinyurl.com/l rl8u49 - & yes the figs are £millions/mth !! Do you really think that's a sensible way to use precious resources ?? It’s ALL about the subsidies…paid by us. Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n 4k7n8 ) To see how little wind & solar contributes to our grid demand, load this app – http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ - it auto updates every 5 mins. And don’t start me off about the ‘community benefits’, (Google- ponzi scam ). They take our money, give a small % back & we are supposed to see that as a benefit !!! It is a very dangerous world, when politics & money, trump science & engineering facts. save energy
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