Wind Turbine Petition

In view of the plans for a number of wind turbines in Devon I thought you might be interested in the petition below.
 
As applicants can appeal to the Government to reverse local decisions we need to get it onside, as well as councils and others, if we are going to stop these wind turbines being built.
Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the “green” dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please add your support to get the Government to have a serious debate on this issue at

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22958
 
or by googling “petition 22958” and following the link. 
 
If you agree with this petition please pass this message on to persuade your fellow Councillors, members of your community and anyone else you know to sign up too.  If you are really concerned about wind turbines please promote this petition by mentioning it in your community newsletter/website and in any letters written to the Editors of your local newspapers.

 

Many thanks,
 
David Ramsbotham

 

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

 

 

 

PS   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – WHY I STARTED THIS PETITION

 

I started this petition because of my involvement in a campaign to stop a 285 foot turbine being built in the midst of the beautiful, unspoilt, and historical landscape of North Norfolk.  I realised that even if we could persuade our local authority to refuse this application the final decision could rest with central government.

 

I also believe that the British public want to make the Government aware of their feelings and objections to these monstrosities which are beginning to blight our green and pleasant land.  The way things are going it won’t be long before “there is one near you”.  As with many other things, our elected representatives seem to be completely out of touch with the electorate on this issue.

Many people are now concerned about the bigger picture – they are becoming aware that wind energy is a big scam and it is a way for Companies/Individuals, who do not really care about the environment, to get rich quick.  They also realise that wind turbines are highly subsidised by the taxpayer, expensive, inefficient machines promoted by central government to get the green vote and to meet the requirements imposed by the EU.  They feel that it would be better to pursue tide and solar power which is more predictable.

Others are concerned about the social injustice and how the quality of their own lives will be affected.  They are worried about the noise, health and safety problems, damage to bats, birds and other wildlife, the visual intrusion on a historic landscape, the devaluation of their properties and their human rights.  They are incensed that developers claim that none of these concerns are valid but are not prepared to offer compensation if these fears materialise.  They feel that the developers new found riches are at their expense. 

Most are concerned that this could be the thin end of the wedge and the country will eventually be taken over, as has already occurred in parts of Scotland, by these machines and their required infrastructure such as pylons and electricity substations.  This would ruin the landscape and affect the tourist industry which is the life blood of many areas.

The other sad thing is that wind power will never save the planet.  Back up power sources will always be required and any fuel saved will be used elsewhere.  It will be sold at lower prices to other nations making them more competitive in international markets.  People also tend to forget that the money being wasted [a lot of it going abroad] on this “green” dream could, as well as reducing electricity prices, be used in the health service, looking after the vulnerable, for affordable housing, reducing tuition fees for students and in other areas to improve the lot of the British people.

From the above you will appreciate that there are many reasons why you should sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22958 and persuade your friends and other contacts to do the same.

 

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