Mini-Wind farm a joke

Gareth Bacon, Environment Spokesman for the London Assembly Conservative Group, has hit out at “tokenistic” proposals

to build a mini-wind farm in the Olympic Park that will generate only enough energy to power 310 computers.Despite the seven turbines reportedly costing the taxpayer £140,000, an environmental impact assessment admits that wind farm is likely to generate no energy at all at night and if there are high winds it will have to be turned off because of noise.The turbines will generate a mere 0.28 per cent of the Park’s total energy requirements.

 Commenting, Mr Bacon said:

 “It is simply astonishing that public money can be wasted on such a meaningless gesture, especially during a national financial crisis.  If these wind turbines cannot provide value for money they should be scrapped, and the money put to better use.”

Source: ©London Assembly Conservative Group


Comments (0)
Write comment
  smaller | bigger

Write the displayed characters


Editor's Feature
Tim Ellis
Whole System Demonstrator Programme Manager,
Department of Health

 When the vehicles we all drive became more complex and controlled by computerised engine management sys...

Poor housing costs the country billions of pounds,...
the relationship between poor housing and poor health outcomes are well documented. It is important ...
Green by name, green by nature
Paul You say "For example we are delivering new technologies that allow more effective virtual and ...
CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
Whilst I agree with the point made, with so many conflicting messages (e.g. AAA rated dishwashers us...
The 80/80 challenge
Why are we getting so hung up on insulation when we encourage the use of unnecessary items such as t...