Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

First published in News

A RENEWABLE energy group says politicians in the South-West would lose more votes than they gain for denouncing onshore wind farms.

RenewableUK commissioned a study by independent pollsters ComRes which found 33% of people in this region would be less likely to vote for a party which proposes halting the building of further wind farms while only 14% said they would be more likely to vote for that party.

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11:33am Fri 18 Jul 14

KevinTurvey says...

Smart person with badge and clipboard - "Do you mind telling me who supplies your power?"
Me - "Vladimir Putin"
Come back Arthur Scargill all is forgiven
Smart person with badge and clipboard - "Do you mind telling me who supplies your power?" Me - "Vladimir Putin" Come back Arthur Scargill all is forgiven KevinTurvey
  • Score: -2

3:00pm Fri 18 Jul 14

MartinB58 says...

Is this article really implying that 33% of people will be happy if the renewable energy firms destroy the countryside of the Southwest with industrial wind turbines?

I for one would be more likely to support a politician who said that they would oppose the wanton destruction of places like the Somerset Levels and Quantock Hills by these inefficient wildlife killing machines.
Is this article really implying that 33% of people will be happy if the renewable energy firms destroy the countryside of the Southwest with industrial wind turbines? I for one would be more likely to support a politician who said that they would oppose the wanton destruction of places like the Somerset Levels and Quantock Hills by these inefficient wildlife killing machines. MartinB58
  • Score: 15

3:51pm Fri 18 Jul 14

blackmasquerade says...

Is that so...?

Let's be honest, any group supporting such projects are hardly going to say any different are they? I on the other hand, would more likely support any prospective parliamentary candidate who opposed such installations.
Is that so...? Let's be honest, any group supporting such projects are hardly going to say any different are they? I on the other hand, would more likely support any prospective parliamentary candidate who opposed such installations. blackmasquerade
  • Score: 14

4:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

KevinTurvey says...

Makes a change from all the slagheaps around Wigan and Salford that I remember
Makes a change from all the slagheaps around Wigan and Salford that I remember KevinTurvey
  • Score: -8

11:53pm Fri 18 Jul 14

KarenSTEMM says...

You know when someone is desperate when they start making arrogant threats like this. The wind 'energy' developers know this subsidy milking scam is nearing its end with countries right around Europe slashing the money paid to support these vanity projects which are not only economically disastrous, but environmentally unsound, too. This poll was commissioned by RenewableUK, which trumpets itself as the 'voice for wind and marine energy'. Hardly independent! More and more people are speaking out against wind turbines and those councillors and MPs still supporting them against huge local opposition may be spending more time with their families after the next round of elections!
You know when someone is desperate when they start making arrogant threats like this. The wind 'energy' developers know this subsidy milking scam is nearing its end with countries right around Europe slashing the money paid to support these vanity projects which are not only economically disastrous, but environmentally unsound, too. This poll was commissioned by RenewableUK, which trumpets itself as the 'voice for wind and marine energy'. Hardly independent! More and more people are speaking out against wind turbines and those councillors and MPs still supporting them against huge local opposition may be spending more time with their families after the next round of elections! KarenSTEMM
  • Score: 8

7:10pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

MartinB58 wrote:
Is this article really implying that 33% of people will be happy if the renewable energy firms destroy the countryside of the Southwest with industrial wind turbines?

I for one would be more likely to support a politician who said that they would oppose the wanton destruction of places like the Somerset Levels and Quantock Hills by these inefficient wildlife killing machines.
I agree with you Matin, this is merely a way in which the Renewable On land Wind Turbine Companies want to limit the Opposition !! . I have no problem in having wind Turbines off -Shore in either the Bristol Channel or the English Channel ( Shortly to be renamed the European Channel )
They Generate only up to 5 % of the Power that we need, so will never be an alternative source to replace Nuclear Generation.
These Wind Turbines are not Green, they Cost in Green Power, To make and Produce the Towers and Blades, and the Concrete, enormous Green Production.
If we have to have them then so be it! but not to the detriment of our Country and Rural landscape, No No No !!!!
All, this amounts to is scare Mongering, to prevent MP, from listening to their Constituents, who are on the whole in opposition to these unsightly turbines, which in most that I have seen in other Countries, are normally not generating as there is insufficient Wind Power to operate them !!
David L Preece
Blue - Owl
[quote][p][bold]MartinB58[/bold] wrote: Is this article really implying that 33% of people will be happy if the renewable energy firms destroy the countryside of the Southwest with industrial wind turbines? I for one would be more likely to support a politician who said that they would oppose the wanton destruction of places like the Somerset Levels and Quantock Hills by these inefficient wildlife killing machines.[/p][/quote]I agree with you Matin, this is merely a way in which the Renewable On land Wind Turbine Companies want to limit the Opposition !! . I have no problem in having wind Turbines off -Shore in either the Bristol Channel or the English Channel ( Shortly to be renamed the European Channel ) They Generate only up to 5 % of the Power that we need, so will never be an alternative source to replace Nuclear Generation. These Wind Turbines are not Green, they Cost in Green Power, To make and Produce the Towers and Blades, and the Concrete, enormous Green Production. If we have to have them then so be it! but not to the detriment of our Country and Rural landscape, No No No !!!! All, this amounts to is scare Mongering, to prevent MP, from listening to their Constituents, who are on the whole in opposition to these unsightly turbines, which in most that I have seen in other Countries, are normally not generating as there is insufficient Wind Power to operate them !! David L Preece Blue - Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Mon 21 Jul 14

MartinB58 says...

With the next General Election happening next year would be interesting to hear where the candidates sympathies lie. Maybe something the Mercury could ask them a little close to the time.
With the next General Election happening next year would be interesting to hear where the candidates sympathies lie. Maybe something the Mercury could ask them a little close to the time. MartinB58
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

the voice of common sense says...

How renewable energy works.

Pay out huge amounts to people who have solar panels and windmills on their property (about twice the price that WE pay for our electric)

Put up prices to provide subsidy, mainly paid by the worst off in our society by higher rates on pre-payment meters

Give the money to the ones who are already the most wealthy in our society

QED
How renewable energy works. Pay out huge amounts to people who have solar panels and windmills on their property (about twice the price that WE pay for our electric) Put up prices to provide subsidy, mainly paid by the worst off in our society by higher rates on pre-payment meters Give the money to the ones who are already the most wealthy in our society QED the voice of common sense
  • Score: 4

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