Giant Wind-Turbines -- the Imposed, Destructive Scam
Below is a message received by Sovereignty, announcing a petition which we ourselves unhesitatingly endorse, and we ask our ecologically-concerned readership to please do likewise, and to forward this information to as many of their own contacts as possible....
11 February 2006
Isle of Lewis
To All Staff at Sovereignty
Please could I ask you to circulate this e-mail amongst your staff to
help promote a petition which I have set up to try and save the Isle of
Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland from massive windfarm
development? There are currently two planning applications for
windfarm developments (Amec and British Energy's Lewis Windfarm for 234
turbines 140m high and Beinn Mhor Power's windfarm on the Eisgein Estate
for 133 turbines 125m high) totalling 367 giant turbines - and a
scoping application for another windfarm development for a further 125
giant turbines - before the Scottish Executive.
If all three schemes are approved, 492 giant turbines with related
windfarm structures and roadworks would be built on an island
approximately 60km long and 30km wide of significant ecological and
The reasons for the petition are explained in the petition
letter/history which I urge you to read for the sake of the Isle of
Lewis and its people. Also see your article on:
If you agree with the sentiments of the petition, please consider
signing it and passing the petition details on?
The petition can be found on http://www.gopetition.com/online/7650.html
P.S. If you have any queries regarding the petition please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Annual (2005) Wind Report for E.ON Netz
An account of the German experience with wind power.
Vital information for those interested to know where our money is being wasted,
or diverted into somebody else's pocket....
The full document ENE_Wind Report 2005 is quite long, but summarised in Summary.pdf
to download, right-click on title, then "save as"... to view immediately in browser, just click on title
E.ON Netz, (the company which owns Powergen) is one of Germany's largest electric grid operators. It serves a population of 20 million people living in 40 percent of Germany's land area. It runs 32,500 kilometers of high voltage power lines, and is responsible for integrating 7,000 megawatts of wind power, nearly half of that installed in all Germany, which has more wind power installed than any other country, including the United States and Denmark.
One of E.ON Netz's most notable conclusions is that wind energy cannot replace conventional power stations to any significant degree.
In the words of the report, "In order to guarantee reliable electricity supplies when wind farms produce little or no power, eg. during periods of calm or storm-related shutdowns, traditional power station capacities must be available as a reserve. This means that wind farms can only replace traditional power station capacities to a limited degree." (page 9).
Furthermore, the report says that as more wind power is built, its capacity to replace conventional power sources, never more than 8 percent, actually declines. (page 9). In other words, E.ON's experience shows conclusively that those who expect wind power to prevent a nuclear build up, or to reduce the need for gas and coal stations, have been seriously misled.
This is astounding! That company - perhaps the major player in the windfarm business - is openly declaring that wind power can not deliver the goods when it comes to reducing emissions or producing reliable electricity for our national needs!
Amongst the many questions that inevitably arise:
The answer to the last question is obvious enough: quite simply "they do it for the subsidies and for the money". And they get lots of that! But of course we've got lots of money to spare - haven't we?
- This huge windfarm company recognises that windfarms are essentially useless
--- so where does that leave us?
- Why is this country not learning something from the German experience?
- Why do windfarm companies continue to force their useless product on to us?
Perhaps the self-styled "green" fundamentalists would care to answer the other questions... if they can, or dare...
See more shameful realities of the prodigiously subsidised, government-imposed windfarm industry in the
Cefn Croes Wind Farm
about which there is a thoroughly damning photogallery.