Wind farms are not answer
I WRITE in respect of the disproportionate columns of your newspaper allowed to John Childs over the year regarding renewable energy.
In yet another outburst about green clean energy (Have Your Say, December 13) Mr Childs talks about "a noisy unrepresentative minority who make up facts which can't be substantiated".
He stated that a recent public opinion poll showed that two thirds of the UK are in favour and only eight per cent are against wind farms.
No doubt he is right — the vast majority of people in the UK live in towns and cities and their only interest in electricity is when they use the switch on the wall and, of course, when they have to pay for it.
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They are not aware that when it's really cold or really hot there is hardly any wind blowing, often only 3 to 6mph.
RWE in its original statements quoted the required wind speed in meters per second. Why? Is it because it looks better than between 13 and 18mph?
They could not guarantee that the Llyw reservoirs would not be contaminated by the altered flow of surface and subterranean water off the hills caused by RWE digging craters and trenches in and across them.
They did not mention the chance of land slip and flooding to the adjacent towns and villages, maybe not now but, give it 10 to 15 years.
I'm 76 so it does not bother me but it may well bother my grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The alternatives? Immediate, solar panels on all new builds and a programme of fitting them to all social housing and public buildings.
Medium term — off-shore wind turbines and tidal turbines.
Long term — nuclear energy. The waste is measurable and the storage can be safe.