Eco man’s pledge on turbine plan

AN ECO campaigner who wants to position a wind turbine on the outskirts of Ammanford has pledged to minimise its impact on local residents.

Resident Iain Lowther maintains that people in Heol Ddu are “up in arms” over Tim Pullen’s plans to site a 27m turbine there.

Mr Lowther said objections that the structure would be an eyesore, as well as causing noise nuisance, were being lodged and locals would also be calling on Llandybie community council for support.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to is dead against it,” he said. “It would also be a distraction for drivers as it’s so near the road.”

But Mr Pullen, of Pantybryn, who submitted his plans to Carmarthenshire county council earlier this month, said he was happy to address neighbours’ concerns.

“I’ve lived here in harmony with them for the past 12 years and I fervently want that state of affairs to continue,”

Mr Pullen, who has written extensively on renewable energy, told the Guardian.

“I’ve gone to a lot of effort to make sure the turbine’s position, size and appearance will minimise its effect.”

Mr Pullen said the noise emitted by the turbine would be the same level as in a theatre. “A noise report found that the turbine will be emitting 44 decibels at 60m – 40 decibels would be considered a quiet suburban night-time.

“People have the false impression it would be the same size as the turbines planned for Betws Mountain when, in actual fact, it will be far smaller.

“I feel that small turbines individually sited are an appropriate response to our CO2 problems – this turbine could supply 10-12 houses here in Heol Ddu with green electricity.”

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3:35pm Sun 2 Dec 12

save energy says...

A few points-
1 -
"I feel that small turbines individually sited are an appropriate response to our CO2 problems”
Rubbish, it’s a nice little earner, just like my solar PV, paid for by the neighbours.



2 -
“ – this turbine could supply 10-12 houses here in Heol Ddu with green electricity.”
Note the word COULD !! but only if you have near gale force winds 24/7/365, in fact it will only do it for about 22% of the year.

According to Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs –
(see Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES)
http://www.decc.gov.
uk/en/content/cms/st
atistics/publication
s/dukes/dukes.aspx )

Last year- 2011, all our 4,000 wind turbines generated only just 15,498 GWh
In these proportions -
on land = 2.77 %
offshore = 1.37 %
Total = 4.14 % of total electrical demand.

Wind power & solar in the UK has proved to be an expensive joke.

As I write this, 3.30pm, on a cold day, the UKs entire 4,136 wind turbine fleet is producing-
just … 1 % of demand !!! ( & it’s similar in Holland Denmark France Germany ).

So 78% of our energy is being supplied by coal & gas, yet our rivers are full & the tide is still running.
Colossal amounts of our cash has been thrown at the most intermittent & unreliable resources, but next to nothing for something constant & predictable.

Political Madness, driven by greed for subsidies.

If you want to see what really happening & where your power comes from in real time, see - http://www.gridwatch
.templar.co.uk/
A few points- 1 - "I feel that small turbines individually sited are an appropriate response to our CO2 problems” Rubbish, it’s a nice little earner, just like my solar PV, paid for by the neighbours. [ Smaller turbines currently get paid via the Feed-in -Tariff which ranges from 40.3p/unit for tiny ones to 8.98p/unit for big ones (assuming all the electricity is fed into the grid). See Ofgem at http://www.ofgem.gov .uk/Sustai... ] 2 - “ – this turbine could supply 10-12 houses here in Heol Ddu with green electricity.” Note the word COULD !! but only if you have near gale force winds 24/7/365, in fact it will only do it for about 22% of the year. According to Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs – (see Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://www.decc.gov. uk/en/content/cms/st atistics/publication s/dukes/dukes.aspx ) Last year- 2011, all our 4,000 wind turbines generated only just 15,498 GWh In these proportions - on land = 2.77 % offshore = 1.37 % Total = 4.14 % of total electrical demand. Wind power & solar in the UK has proved to be an expensive joke. As I write this, 3.30pm, on a cold day, the UKs entire 4,136 wind turbine fleet is producing- just … 1 % of demand !!! ( & it’s similar in Holland Denmark France Germany ). So 78% of our energy is being supplied by coal & gas, yet our rivers are full & the tide is still running. Colossal amounts of our cash has been thrown at the most intermittent & unreliable resources, but next to nothing for something constant & predictable. Political Madness, driven by greed for subsidies. If you want to see what really happening & where your power comes from in real time, see - http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ save energy
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