Has Cumbria run out of room for more windfarms?
Last updated at 13:39, Monday, 23 April 2012
Cumbria is home to more wind turbines than the combined total of 22 other counties in Britain and the steady spread of them across the landscape is eroding the character of the region.
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Yes we do have enough, we certainly don't need any to ruin Cumwhinton, thanks but no thanks Mr Watson.
When I was a lad I studied Electrical engineering which covered Generation and distribution of electricity. The information then was that the most wasteful part of this system is in the distribution of the electricity. Therefore all generating plant would be best sited near to the point of use. As Cumbria has more electricty created by wind turbines than it needs, it would be wasteful of any other turbine to be located withing Cumbria. The time has come for these turbines to be located where there is a greater need for electricity than there is generating plant for that location. How about Hyde Park in London?
Why isn't money being spent on tidal energy? We know when the tides are and when they will be higher/lower than the norm, they are consistent and have less visual impact than windmills?