What are the real reasons for wind turbine objections?

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In the green vs. nuclear power debate, I’m a firm believer that green is the way forward and that the planned Allington wind farm installation should go ahead.

Japan has proved that nuclear power is just not safe, and like many other people, I worry about the effect it would have on my health and the environment.

The only real objections to wind farms and other green energy sources seem to be that they’re “ugly” and “too expensive”. I think people are just afraid of change.

I know everyone is struggling at the moment, but surely if green energy became a widely used source of power, power companies would be able to develop it and make it more affordable?

And do people really think that nuclear power plants are more attractive than wind farms - surely not?

The fact of the matter is, we can’t sustain our current power methods. If we don’t do something soon, we’re not going to have any power – and if we do, it’s going to be pretty expensive. We need clean energy that won’t harm our environment. Everybody should aim to make their energy consumption as green as possible and help sustain the planet for future generations.

It’s not just your future you’re deciding, but the future of your children, grandchildren and so on.

By objecting to the wind farm proposals because they’re ‘too ugly’ I really feel that people are missing the point.

I’d urge people to reconsider their feelings and think about the REAL reason they’re against the plans – and compromise, if possible.

Could you put aside the fact it’s not attractive in order for the farm to do the job it’s there for? If not, then I’m seriously worried about our future.

What do you believe is the way forward? Should we continue to implement green energy sources or should we research alternative power supplies? And what do you think about nuclear power? I’d love to hear your views.

by Alison Robson