The sums don’t add up!

wind_turbine_foundationThis is a base for a 100m, 3MW turbine and contains in excess of 900+ tonnes of Concrete. Cement is one of the most CO² polluting elements of constructions today. This will use something in the region of 126 tonnes of cement which accounts for between 113,400 and 162,ooo kg of CO². This is not included in the CO² calculations from the renewable industry. A turbine of 145m would need a base of considerably greater size. Even so the amount of CO² accredited to the UK is but a pin prick to the rest of the world. This is of course only one of the ‘facts’ that the industry is disingenuous over. Looking at this image one must wonder if our leaders are living in a parallel universe. Can they really believe that a bit of Community Benefit could ever make this acceptable to those that live in the area.


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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