Sunday, 14 July 2013

NIMBYs not hold up progress in Cornwall to develope Renewable Energy Projects

There are currently 36 operational solar farms in Cornwall -a new 5KW solar farm has opened by Newquay Airport. It will provide electricity for 1,000 homes.

A drop in the price of installing large scale farms meant a shelved scheme could be restarted.

Although Feed in Tariff has been reduced the cost of solar systems has dropped meaning that a roof in Cornwall is still capable of producing a 16% return. Good by anyone's standards.

Wind Power

There is potential for Cornwall to produce up to 9,220 MW power from offshore wind.The Wave Hub at Hayle was deployed in 2010 -it is a GIANT SOCKET connected to The National Grid.

There is so much potential in Cornwall to not only be self sufficient in power but to export that power as long as the NIMBYs here do not get their way and block the progress of these future project.

Many of these NIMBYs will not be around when the most severe effects of Global Warming kick in so why listen to them now?

Opinion of Rebecca -not shared by all SEA committee

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