All these photos are taken on and around Anglesey - where the efforts of residents have helped the council to recognise the benefits of keeping the Island beautiful for residents and visitors alike.
Claims that there is always somewhere in the UK where the wind is blowing are correct, but only sufficient to generate 2% or less of full wind fleet output. The power output modal average is approximately 800 MW, 8% of nameplate capacity. The probability that the wind fleet will ever produce full output is vanishingly small.
A Ten Minute Rule Bill introduced by Conservative MP Nigel Adams, (see Hansard, Column 230, 1:11pm) to outlaw public subsidies for wind farms has been voted through the House of Commons with 59 MPs in favour, and 57 against, UKIP's support proving decisive.
The second reading is 6 March so the Bill cannot become law before the General Election.
UKIP want to remove all wind energy subsidies and the Conservatives will remove subsidy for onshore wind. The fact of the colossal waste of public money and ruination of the countryside for a technology that has failed has yet to dawn on Labour who want us to pay for more useless wind turbines.
Meantime, on the day of the highest demand for power in the winter of 2014/15 (52.5GW), wind power managed a miserable 0.6GW - little more than 1% of the total. (Daily Telegraph).
Applications are still being made for more industrial turbines on Anglesey - which means that we can’t rest on our laurels. Our councillors need our support to put turbines, both onshore and offshore, in their proper place.
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RE-powering of Rhyd-y-Groes could set precedent for huge turbines near the north coast.