Wind Turbines – Put them out at sea not on high grade agricultural land

Firstly let me say that I am a climate change realist. It is happening and we do need to find alternative sources of energy that don’t generate CO2. Wind turbines are a part of the solution despite what the Daily Mail may say.

However, I don’t want them plonked on high grade agricultural land – that is just a daft thing to do. That’s one reason why many people have been campaigning to stop the Lower Alt Wind farm being built between Ince Blundell and Lydiate in West Lancashire.

Putting them out at sea is fine with me as is placing them in isolated areas and on moorland. But none of this is without consequences; just look at this item from the BBC web site!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-30667411

The Liverpool Echo has also run a recent article about the expansion of the turbines in the sea off Crosby with increased generating capacity from 2017:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wind-farm-extension-built-crosby-8361069

Crosby – Burbo Bank Wind Farm

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/windfarm-merseyside-coast-triple-sizenn-7838982

Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm – located five miles from Crosby beach – has been given the green light by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. See the Liverpool Echo story via the link above.

Here’s a shot I took (click on it to enlarge) with the turbines in the background as they were in March 2009:-

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Out at sea these massive turbines can look quite majestic. Certainly a better place for them than Lower Alt Wind Farm between Lydiate and Ince Blundell!

The photo is on my Flickr site at:- www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/12798007453/in/set-72157644150377769