Councillors failed us

Councillors failed us

Councillors failed us

First published in Letters

I AM disappointed to see Test Valley councillors
failed to support the proposed wind farm development
at Bullington Cross.

 

The arguments for and against the development
have been well aired over the past few months and on
balance it is obvious such developments are essential
to the future economic prosperity of the area.
 

The benefits include:
 

Generating over £4 million through a co-operative
ownership scheme, which could fund community
energy projects and tackle local fuel poverty
 

Reducing Hampshire’s annual CO2 emissions by
26,000 tonnes, equivalent to the removal of 9,000 cars
 

Reducing the £1 billion we spend locally every
year on imported fossil fuels and generating almost £5
million in additional rates for local councils.
 

Climate change is a reality affecting everyone. We
should take responsibility for our own energy production
and reduce our impact on the environment.
 

Our local councillors should take a lead in this.
They have failed us and failed future generations.
 

Most disappointing is the fact that only 13 of the 27
members of the committee actually bothered to
attend the planning meeting.
 

They claim to represent local people and get paid to
do so. Yet when they are asked to make an important
local decision they let us all down.
 

Len Gates,
Linton Drive, Andover

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11:27am Tue 1 Jul 14

Lol the Troll says...

I wish they would show the true cost of wind farms, which receive a massive subsidy to generate electricity, they also receive a subsidy when not generating! and who pays this? us in our energy bills.
Like many renewables they are causing the grid/generators massive problems by having to have gas fired power stations run in standby, which is costly both environmentally and financially.
Generators are struggling to generate significant energy at peak time or when no renewable energy is available, so much so they are paying companies to switch large users or power off (curtail) or bring on generators and export power to the grid. The scheme is called STOR
Water Wyes were commissioned by the intensive energy users group to report on energy and is well worth a read Wind and Solar are not free and by 2020 we will be paying a huge cost to subsidies free power!
I wish they would show the true cost of wind farms, which receive a massive subsidy to generate electricity, they also receive a subsidy when not generating! and who pays this? us in our energy bills. Like many renewables they are causing the grid/generators massive problems by having to have gas fired power stations run in standby, which is costly both environmentally and financially. Generators are struggling to generate significant energy at peak time or when no renewable energy is available, so much so they are paying companies to switch large users or power off (curtail) or bring on generators and export power to the grid. The scheme is called STOR Water Wyes were commissioned by the intensive energy users group to report on energy and is well worth a read Wind and Solar are not free and by 2020 we will be paying a huge cost to subsidies free power! Lol the Troll
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