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Campaigning against wind farms

Every so often, UKIP members and sympathisers write to me asking how they can best campaign against proposals for wind farms in their locality.  The best advice is contained UKIP’s Guide for Campaigners.  I wish I could say I wrote it, … Continue reading

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“Wind farms … do more harm than good”

Of course I was delighted to read the headline “Wind farms on precious peatland do more damage than good”, over Andrew Gilligan’s excellent piece in the Sunday Telegraph on Feb 24th.  And the comment in the middle of the piece … Continue reading

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Wind farms: a 1.4 mile limit? Or not?

First we had Energy Minister John Hayes giving the thumbs down to wind farms, insisting that no more would be built.    Then we had Owen Paterson, Environment Minister, calling for an end to subsidies for wind — which would … Continue reading

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Wind Farms: What’s the alternative?

When you’ve been setting out, for many months, a clear and comprehensible case for a rational energy policy, a policy based on achieving reliable supplies of affordable electricity, it comes almost as a surprise to find that some people out … Continue reading

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The Guardian defends wind farms. Badly.

There has been a lot of publicity recently for the proposition that wind farms don’t in fact deliver on their primary objective of reducing CO2 emissions (whether or not you think emissions reductions are important).  This counter-intuitive result arises because … Continue reading

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“Charter for Wind Farms” is a disaster for citizens

The Government’s new Planning Policy Framework Up and down the country, groups of concerned citizens have formed protest groups, worked for many months to raise funds, hired specialist advice and lawyers, fought wind farm planning applications, and won, and opened the … Continue reading

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BMJ acknowledges health impacts of wind farms

The prestigious British Medical Journal has just published an editorial dealing with the health impacts of wind farms, implicitly criticising the authorised noise levels in the UK as too high, and calling for further research.  The piece is entitled “Wind … Continue reading

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Shock report: Wind Farms do not reduce emissions!

Wind turbines are expensive, unsightly, noisy and damaging to health.  But Chris Huhne tells us we need them to reduce emissions and prevent global warming. Now a new report shows that the turbines fail even on that rather suspect objective.  … Continue reading

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Making the case for Wind Farms

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Wind Farms: Arguing the case

Yesterday I got an e-mail from Melvin Grosvenor, the redoubtable Chairman of BWAG, the Baumber Wind Farm Action Group, with a link to BBC I-Player, to an interview he’d done with Peter Levy on BBC Radio Humberside.  Baumber is of … Continue reading

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Wind Farms: Councils can specify a set-back distance

Planning applications for wind farms are breaking out like a rash across the East Midlands Region (and elsewhere).  They are causing great distress to local communities.  Their low frequency noise, flicker and strobe effects can have serious health consequences for … Continue reading

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Wind Farms: Invading Homes, Damaging Lives

Last Saturday, I went to see the impact of a proposed wind farm by the village of Peckleton, near Desborough, in David Tredinnick’s Bosworth Constituency.  The developers are proposing to put two 400 foot turbines a mere 550 yards from … Continue reading

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Wind farms: An Exchange of Letters

Dear Roger,   Whereas I agree with the gist of what you say about wind turbines, a lot of research is still going on with some quite interesting developments, particularly by some small and imaginative firms. The attached refers. I, … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind farms

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Plenary speeches: Roger’s speech on renewable energy and wind farms

Click here for my speech on renewable energy and wind farms The speech starts at 16:23:58 NB – There is currently an issue loading plenary videos up to youtube. As soon as the issue is sorted they will appear on … Continue reading

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