Natural Power Sources
There can be no denying the long term need to move to Renewable Energy Sources in the UK, as reserves are dwindling and prices increase – even without considering the environmental impact.
But as with any major change, there has to be consideration for all aspects of potential impact, economic, aesthetic, environmental and individual.
Where the future outlook for renewable energy integration lies is in striking a balance that does not outweigh the one element over the other – not an easy task.Read more
Approximate Figures About Renewable Energy in The UK
UK Houses with Solar Panels by 2020
Energy From Renewables in 2013
Of UK Energy Needs From Solar Panels by 2020
Cost Reduction For Solar Panels in the Last 5 Years
Origins of This Site
Originally created by a local residents of the area to highlight the predicament that they faced as a result of proposals to build a wind turbine farm at Nant y Moch in Wales. They felt that their home was being devalued, their lifestyle ruined and that all evidence that they presented to the appropriate government departments was being deliberately overlooked and ignored.
Whatever the actual facts of the matter are, it is clear from the text that they are very distressed and concerned, and it clearly demonstrates how even the proposal of a large scale development like this can have a massive effect on the people who are going to have to live nearby.
Opposite you can find an extract from the article, whilst the content written by the local residents is shown in full here if you want to see it.
Wyck Gerson Lohman (Machynlleth)
Well over four years ago a wind farm consultant knocked on our door to inform us that a massive wind farm was planned in close proximity right in front of our bedroom window.
We soon learnt that there is no compensation for loss of value or unsaleability of affected properties since a flawed and outdated R.I.C.S. survey carried out in 2007 at two small wind farms (16 turbines of 57 metres at Bear’s Down wind farm and 11 turbines of 48 metres at St Breock in North Cornwall, compared with ‘our’ wind farm of 62 turbines, 146.5 metres high!) concluded that house prices are not adversely affected ‘in view of’ wind turbines.
To add insult to injury, the villages around the proposed wind farm, which, for the greater part, will not hear or see a single turbine, are in for a hand out of up to £20,000,000 should the project be given the go-ahead!