Wind Turbines are definitely proving to be one of the major disasters of this century, not only by their enforced closeness to those people who are unfortunate enough to be living an area where they have been, or will be installed, (without an inch of consideration for the residents’ rights to a peaceful family life (yes, it’s not only criminals who should be able to use this Human Rights terminology, if we must have it!)), but also because the turbines are a complete catastrophe; quite frankly they are an eye-sore, noisy, pretty useless and very expensive to run!
Now I might be wrong, but didn’t the government, with its orders from the EU, tell us that we are all equal and we are to treat each other without discrimination? Well apparently this is ok as long as you don’t try to be equal and demand your Human Rights if you are poor and the other person is very rich! ‘Not in My Back Yard’, the Duke of Edinburgh has just shouted! Well he didn’t actually say that, and he didn’t actually shout it, but he did have a conversation about wind turbines with the managing director of Infinergy, Esbjorn Wilmar, who is presently building offshore turbines around the UK. The Duke, Prince Philip, said that the turbines were absolutely useless, completely reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace. When Mr Wilmar tried to defend the wind farms by saying they were "cost effective", the Duke asked him “You don’t believe in fairy tales do you?” He then went on to say that they would never work as they needed “back-up capacity.” However unlike the rest of us poor souls, who seem to have no choice as far as equality is concerned, the Duke will not have to endure the turbines being anywhere near him. “Stay away from my estate young man” the Duke told Mr Wilmar!
All very well, you might think, but then you find out that the seabed off Britain’s 7,700 mile coastline is almost entirely owned by the Crown Estates; the Queen’s land and property portfolio is worth £7billion, which is leased to developers to build these huge offshore wind farms. Apparently the royal family have a deal which will earn them £38million a year from renewable energy (looks like we’re not all in it together then Mr Cameron!). The ordinary man and woman in the street, going by the figures in the Daily Mail today, pay approximately £90 a year towards renewable energy such as wind power, and with the costs of domestic supplies of electricity and gas going through the roof, (without any regulations on the foreign owned energy companies that can be enforced), it’s a poor show that the rich are taking advantage of the poor in the population who are finding it hard to make ends meet. What’s equal about that?
Melanie Phillips has also written a great article in the Daily Mail today; she talks about the Duke’s meeting with Mr Wilmar and also tells us that the CO2/global warming con is now seeing the very scientists who promoted it starting to distance themselves from the ‘settled science’. Apparently they are now saying that it is impossible to predict the weather/climate over the next few decades. In fact it has been reported that the original scientists who declared that four dead polar bears were proof of climate change, (used as evidence in the IPCC 2007 report for global warming), have been suspended and ordered to take a lie detector test in the United States. The bears being a huge part of the propaganda machine in respect of the case put forward by the IPCC for CO2 causing global warming, which would eventually destroy the planet.
The case is wide open, not settled at all, in fact I would go so far to say it is dead in the water, but the EU, via the government, keep trying to make it float to extract more money from us, as well as using it to control the population! Someone please tell George Osborne that his demanding taxes from us on behalf of the EU for carbon is now totally out of order. If carbon is capped and money demanded from UK companies to add to their manufacturing costs, they will simply move abroad to places like China and India where no such cap is enforced. It’s plain to see that there is some doubt that Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne even want the economy to recover!
See Ex-Chancellor backs Philip over attack on wind farms which Duke described as 'absolutely useless'
Melanie Phillips - Hurrah for Philip! Wind power is the most ruinous folly of our age
The Telegraph - Polar bear climate scientist investigated over 'misconduct'
Daily Mail - The turbines turned off... because high winds make them too noisy for nearby residents