Wind power not the answer

Wind power not the answer

Your editorial in last week’s paper “Wind energy the way to go” was a little misleading to say the least, bracketing sun and wind as power sources in two paragraphs as if the potential, logistics and feasibility of both are equal. This is far from being the case.

Ignoring the red herrings of the noise made by the turbines, the dangers to bats and birds and possible hurricane damage, the fact of the matter is that there are three far more important objections which CUC and others should be aware of before embarking on any such programmes, namely:

1.Power generation by wind is one of the least efficient methods of energy production.

2.Wind farms disfigure the landscape on a major scale as anyone who has visited such places as Coloroda Denmark and Germany will testify.

3.Everything else notwithstanding the wind just dioes not blow often enough or strongly enough in these islands.

Now solar power and offshore wave energy, that’s a different matter.

Yours Sincerely

Mike Spragg,,Head of Earth Sciences East Norfolk Sixth Form College U.K .Currently visiting Cayman.