Britain to be awash with Wind TurbinesJuly 16th, 2009 by Barry Potier
Ed Miliband the British Energy Secretary has announced plans for Britain to deploy 10,000 new Wind Turbines, 6,000 onshore and 4,000 offshore in a drive to reduce carbon emmissions and provide 26 gigawatts of Renewable Energy by 2020.
The UK Government has revealed this initiative in their Renewable Energy Strategy but have come under attack form critics who say that the onslaught of the 300 foot Wind Turbines will disfigure the landscape and cause noise pollution. Engineers also question whether the current Wind Turbine Technology is efficient enough to be economically viable.
This also comes at a time when Vestas based in the Isle of White and the UK’s primary Wind Turbine manufacturer has been forced to close it’s operation with the loss of 600 jobs and the overall cost to business of the proposed Green Energy Startegies is forecast to see an increase of £100 billion, which equates to an increase of £250 per year for each and every household bill.
Does the UK have a strategy that is doomed to failure, or is it simply badly thought out, or simply a political stunt? if you have a view please post a comment we would really like to hear from you.