When a turbine is not a turbine
IT is not surprising misguided people opine that wind farms have a meaningful place in the UK production of electrical energy — even where proposals for a single, large so-called wind turbine are suggested it will have the effect of polarising local feeling!
There is so much misinformation being pushed out by the wind industry that, unfortunately, even engineering types have been seduced into calling a very limited energy-producing, countryside-destroying, Wellsian machine a wind turbine when it is nothing of the sort. These monstrosities are little more than a large wind-driven propeller mounted on top of a large tower so as to drive an electrical generator, being only able to deliver necessary goods when the wind is at the right speed. If readers think I am exaggerating then I would recommend a trip to their power station.