And the madness continues.
Britain is to build forty gigantic wind farms offshore to meet their impossible environmental targets.
However, they have redefined “offshore” to mean that they are going to stick their monstrosities over here in the Midlands.
At a time when the rest of the world seems to be waking up to the scam of wind power, we are going to despoil our midlands with these horrific bird-mincers to provide energy, not for ourselves but for the UK?
Of course the reason our gubmint is selling our environment is because they have been sucked in with the promise of employment. But what kind of employment will these eyesores generate? There will be a few jobs for local lads doing some earth moving and foundation laying, but the majority of the real jobs will be for the engineers and technicians with expertise in the game – non-Irish. And when the things are constructed that is the end of employment apart from the scrap dealers who will be called in regularly to clean the mess when the yokes burn or collapse.
Laughably, they admit that the Midlands is a relatively calm place with the lowest average wind speeds in the country. However the area is flat. Very flat. So these monuments to a dead technology will be visible over great distances.
I wouldn’t mind so much if the damned things worked, but they don’t. On a good day they might even run at 20% efficiency, but most days they will just stand there looking ugly.
We gave away our offshore gas to Shell.
We might as well give away our environment as well.