say these things can spring up overnight and apparently its true.
Hugh Neal reports on his Erith blog that a 500kW wind turbine appeared at the end
of his garden - almost - last Friday. No one seems to have seen it coming. No
reports in the News Shopper and none in the Bexley Times either. Obviously I am
not keeping a close enough eye on the Planning Committee agenda. 500 kWatts
should power quite a good number of flaming torches.
Yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph reported that last week more than 50% of our electricity came from coal fired power stations and only 1·3% from wind but in six months time coal fired plant able to deliver 20% of our needs is to be closed under an EU directive. Perhaps every back garden needs a wind turbine. Perhaps the country needs a politician with a brain.
Photograph © Hugh Neal. (Arthur Pewty’s maggot sandwich).