Wind power debate is full of hot air

Wirral Globe: Wind power debate is full of hot air Wind power debate is full of hot air

LAST week's Globe letters page contained two reminders of the power of wind.

First was Tom Lear's dramatic photo of the storms at New Brighton, an example of the kind of extreme weather we can expect more of, the more carbon we pump into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels.

Second was the letter by UKIP’s Philip Griffiths, warning us about some plans to turn more of that wind power into electricity, through the construction of more offshore wind turbines.

It’s a matter of personal preference, of course, but given the choice, I’d rather see more of the latter than of the former.

Anthony Smith, Bebington

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3:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ballacrain says...

Would it not be better for all concerned to fit Solar Panels to property's instead of the wind turbines.Solar panels won't be an eyesore as wind turbines are.
Ballacrain
Would it not be better for all concerned to fit Solar Panels to property's instead of the wind turbines.Solar panels won't be an eyesore as wind turbines are. Ballacrain ballacrain
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6:34pm Wed 22 Jan 14

spamfiend says...

ballacrain wrote:
Would it not be better for all concerned to fit Solar Panels to property's instead of the wind turbines.Solar panels won't be an eyesore as wind turbines are.
Ballacrain
That would be a very sensible and cost effective method especially on new built houses. Unfortunately for the likes of myself and many of my friends and family, we live on social housing and trying to get the house draft free is a battle in itself and I cannot see them putting solar panels on the roof because I can't even get them to fix the leaking drainpipe!

I have seen small turbines in peoples back yards and there are some houses seen from Storeton Road with the solar panelling attached so it is possible.

I think what the OP meant was that he would prefer wind power put to use as opposed to the likes of coal etc, which may contribute to global warming which in turn has an effect on the weather causing the storms that hit us before Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]ballacrain[/bold] wrote: Would it not be better for all concerned to fit Solar Panels to property's instead of the wind turbines.Solar panels won't be an eyesore as wind turbines are. Ballacrain[/p][/quote]That would be a very sensible and cost effective method especially on new built houses. Unfortunately for the likes of myself and many of my friends and family, we live on social housing and trying to get the house draft free is a battle in itself and I cannot see them putting solar panels on the roof because I can't even get them to fix the leaking drainpipe! I have seen small turbines in peoples back yards and there are some houses seen from Storeton Road with the solar panelling attached so it is possible. I think what the OP meant was that he would prefer wind power put to use as opposed to the likes of coal etc, which may contribute to global warming which in turn has an effect on the weather causing the storms that hit us before Christmas. spamfiend
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