Green Rig Wind Farm, Northumberland, 18x2mw

This is a relatively small scale wind farm in height and capacity terms but horrendous all the same.  Warning notices on the gates are illuminating. Adders are around so, although not said in so many words, don’t enter site. Why have they counted them? Not too sure how that would wear north of the border(Acces rights legislation) but it does reflect the truth that wind farm companies don’t really want people walking through their wind farms. The annual estimated output has been covered up although the claim to households supplied is still there. Taking a more realistic target of 21% and a medium sized house of some 54kwhr per day would reduce the numbers from 19,000 to 3,300. This is using figures trolled from the DECC and such as REF and JMT. There are any number of unrealsitic claims before the ASA at this time. Green Rig Wind Farm is owned by EDF (Electricité de France). A company wholly owned by the French State. Doesn’t it make you feel good that wind is a UK industry??

Green Rig came to fame when a transport crashed on a road causing a great loss of business locally. The wind farm was always contentious as it spoils a beautiful part of the country.


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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