We must back wind turbines
I would like to correct Councillor Judy Bartlett's comments in the Journal ("Wind Turbine wins support" August 9) when she states that "these things don't make much more energy than it takes to run themselves".
On average a wind turbine will pay back the energy needed to make the turbine in three-five months. This is favourable compared to conventional power generation such as coal or nuclear.
For more facts on wind energy readers should visit the Renewables UK website at ww w.bwea.com/energy/myths.html. As the supply finite fossil fuel resources diminish, we need to secure new sources of green energy generation for the future.
Wind energy is a fully reversible form of development which can be easily removed after 20 years of energy generation, the land restored and most of the components recycled.
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We should be championing this clean and effective form of energy generation.