Posted 20 July, 2012
I would like to draw your readers' attention to yet another planning application (12/01653/FUL) for a wind turbine on Hunshelf Bank, opposite Deepcar.
As with most turbines, this one will be visible over a large area. Although this is quite low power, it will let the door open for many more applications, and before we know it this area will be covered with the damn things.
They are inefficient producers of electricity and are only profitable because of the large government subsidy which the developers crave.
As the UK becomes more dependant on land based wind turbines, this leads to another unwelcome outcome.
We need maximum output of electricity on cold winter days and these often occur with little wind, useless for wind turbines.
Because of this, there has to be diesel-fired stand-by mini power stations every so many miles, to generate power quickly.
There is one planned for Tofts Lane, Green Moor; and there has to be many more around the country as wind turbines proliferate.
Who pays for these power stations and for the wind power subsidy to the turbine owners? Why you do through your inflated electricity bills!
I urge you to write to Sheffield Council to oppose this and all the other wind turbine applications in this area.