Those that live in an urban environment welcome wind turbines as a clean convenient technology. After all they live with the continuous noise of cars, trains and people. What are the rural dwellers complaining off? Well hopefully this will open their eyes and ears to what it is like to host their “Clean Green” energy. Then they might just start looking at the reality of an energy source that is anything but clean, anything but green, cannot deliver to demand, doesn’t work 80% of the time and is truly “the neighbour from HELL”. Then if they need more convincing, we could point out that it is making conventional energy and nuclear energy economically not viable as they need to operate 24/7/365 to balance the books and with preference to wind when it is available(20% of the time) that is something which is increasingly difficult to attain. Then they may look at the sums and see that this technology cannot stand on it’s own feet but needs heavy subsidies which they are paying. Will this urbanites then understand that to support wind just plays into the PR exercise of multi nation off-shore corporations with no interest in the UK save as a milch cow, for a technology which is built overseas and installed by mostly foreign labour. Will they then understand that their jobs are reliant on an economical energy market, not one eschewed by expensive renewable energy. As long as their plasma TVs and iPads work and provide sanitised, turbine free, images of our rural landscape on programs such as Countryfile, they just don’t care a Damn! They will continue to fill in YouGov polls to save they support wind farms and renewable energy, just as long as it is not in their back yards. After all Climate Change and Global warming is the New Religion!
What a Divided Nation we have created!