Residents have their say on wind farm plans

EXPLAINING: Tom Cosgrove from Broadview talks to visitors

EXPLAINING: Tom Cosgrove from Broadview talks to visitors

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THE developer behind a proposed wind farm project near Dorchester has been holding a series of public exhibitions on its latest plans.

Broadview Energy Ltd has revised its plans for land at Slyer’s Lane, near Charminster, to include six wind turbines, rather than seven, and reduce the tip height of them to 115m.

It has now held exhibitions in Charminster, Piddletrenthide, Poundbury and Dorchester to give residents the chance to see the latest proposals and speak to members of the Broadview team.

Development manager at Broadview Tom Cosgrove, right, said: “Holding these exhibitions has been a very useful process for us and I think local residents found it informative.

“If the project goes ahead we expect it to generate enough renewable electricity to power over 8,300 average homes.

“The 2011 census recorded 8,996 homes in Dorchester and therefore we expect the six turbines to generate the equivalent to a very significant proportion of domestic electricity consumption in the county town.

“As well as a community fund, we are proposing to offer the local community the opportunity to invest in the project if it goes ahead, which will enable local people to not only reduce carbon emissions and increase their energy security, but also share in the revenue from a local energy project.”

A community benefit and ownership workshop was held at Herrison Hall in Charlton Down on Monday evening.

Further events planned by Broadview include a television reception workshop at the same venue on Monday, July 7, from 5.30pm to 7pm.

A community liaison group meeting is being held from 7pm to 9pm on July 15 at Kingston Maurward and two events at Charminster Village Hall will see a planning process workshop on the evening of July 25 and a community liaison group meeting on August 19.

For more information about upcoming consultation events visit slyerslanewindfarm.com or contact Claire Shears at Broadview on 02072 689910 or cshears@broadviewenergy.com

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10:16am Wed 25 Jun 14

save energy says...

( “If the project goes ahead we expect it to generate enough renewable electricity to power over 8,300 average homes.” )

Don’t be so misleading, here’s what wind is producing http://www.ukpowerge
neration.info/site/r
ealtime

Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’.

Ignoring - Aesthetics, NIMBYism, Tourism, Ecology, Politics & House prices…just look at some hard facts –

According to the wind industry, UK currently has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising –
9,912 large turbines, + approx 18,000 small turbines,
Total Capacity = 23 GW
See - http://www.renewable
uk.com/en/renewable-
energy/wind-energy/u
k-wind-energy-databa
se/index.cfm/maplarg
e/1

• • Even with all that capacity wind has only provided a measly 7% in the last 9 mths

• • As I write this UK wind is contributing just 0.6 GW a mere 2% to our grid demand !! (we are importing 5 x more than that from France & Holland) & is operating at just 3% of its 23 GW capacity !!...a tad better than the last 3 weeks !! - Look here - http://www.gridwatch
.templar.co.uk/
Also - http://www.ukpowerge
neration.info/

• • Weather systems can be huge, Europe has had high pressure dominating for weeks, so sod all wind power from Ireland to Poland, Italy to Scotland.

• • See the current production from your local RWE windfarm - http://www.rwe.com/w
eb/cms/en/206488/rwe
-innogy/sites/produc
tion-data-live/rwe-r
enewable-energy-live
/
Note: 1. A minus fig indicates them taking power from grid to rotate blades.
2. Capacity in MW but output in kW, so ÷ output by 1,000 to compare.

• • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - http://www.variablep
itch.co.uk/finance/ & yes the figs are £millions/mth.


• Do you really think that’s a sensible way to use precious resources ??

I won’t even start on the community benefits ‘Ponzi scam’. (Google it )

• • Lots more info from-
Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs
( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES)
http://tinyurl.com/n
4k7n8 ) - that proves this ‘green policy’ has compromised our energy security.

But, Ed (di*khead) Davey the UKs Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has cunning plans to keep the lights on…
1. Pay industry to stop work - http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-politics-26
819050

2. Big dirty diesels to backup his ‘green clean’ wind & solar - Short Term Operating Reserve STOR. - http://tallbloke.wor
dpress.com/2014/06/1
1/the-insane-cost-of
-ed-daveys-green-ene
rgy-policy/

How mad is that ???

It is a very dangerous world, when money & politics, trump science & engineering facts.
( “If the project goes ahead we expect it to generate enough renewable electricity to power over 8,300 average homes.” ) Don’t be so misleading, here’s what wind is producing http://www.ukpowerge neration.info/site/r ealtime Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’. Ignoring - Aesthetics, NIMBYism, Tourism, Ecology, Politics & House prices…just look at some hard facts – According to the wind industry, UK currently has 1,278 Windfarms (may 2014) comprising – 9,912 large turbines, + approx 18,000 small turbines, Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://www.renewable uk.com/en/renewable- energy/wind-energy/u k-wind-energy-databa se/index.cfm/maplarg e/1 • • Even with all that capacity wind has only provided a measly 7% in the last 9 mths • • As I write this UK wind is contributing just 0.6 GW a mere 2% to our grid demand !! (we are importing 5 x more than that from France & Holland) & is operating at just 3% of its 23 GW capacity !!...a tad better than the last 3 weeks !! - Look here - http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ Also - http://www.ukpowerge neration.info/ • • Weather systems can be huge, Europe has had high pressure dominating for weeks, so sod all wind power from Ireland to Poland, Italy to Scotland. • • See the current production from your local RWE windfarm - http://www.rwe.com/w eb/cms/en/206488/rwe -innogy/sites/produc tion-data-live/rwe-r enewable-energy-live / Note: 1. A minus fig indicates them taking power from grid to rotate blades. 2. Capacity in MW but output in kW, so ÷ output by 1,000 to compare. • • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - http://www.variablep itch.co.uk/finance/ & yes the figs are £millions/mth. • Do you really think that’s a sensible way to use precious resources ?? I won’t even start on the community benefits ‘Ponzi scam’. (Google it ) • • Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n 4k7n8 ) - that proves this ‘green policy’ has compromised our energy security. But, Ed (di*khead) Davey the UKs Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has cunning plans to keep the lights on… 1. Pay industry to stop work - http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-politics-26 819050 2. Big dirty diesels to backup his ‘green clean’ wind & solar - Short Term Operating Reserve STOR. - http://tallbloke.wor dpress.com/2014/06/1 1/the-insane-cost-of -ed-daveys-green-ene rgy-policy/ How mad is that ??? It is a very dangerous world, when money & politics, trump science & engineering facts. save energy
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