Comment posted Major environmental groups seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash by Mary Hopkins.
More than half the income of wind-farms comes in the form of subsidies. You don’t need to know anything else to realize that they are mostly a scam. In some cases the developers don’t even bother to test the wind with an anemometer, because they are more interested in farming the subsidy than the wind. What most people don’t know is that these subsidies (which go mostly to foreign companies and rich landowners, as well as some so-called environmental agencies) aren’t paid by the government, but instead are financed entirely from electricity bills. This covert tariff throttles economic growth, makes our exports less competitive, and is horrendous for the seven million people in fuel poverty.
More than a hundred MPs have seen the light. To help them get a full debate in parliament, please vote on the wind petition. You can find it by googling “petition 22704″ or going straight to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22704. There now seems to be so many planning applications for wind farms, that we need action at the centre. No wind-farms will be built if there are no subsidies, and the purpose of this petition is to reduce or end the subsidies.
Please also circulate this link and encourage your friends to vote. When the petition reaches its target, then it is eligible for debate in the House of Commons.
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