BLADE STUNNER: A Great Paxton photographer captured history in the making last month as the first wind turbine was installed on the Cotton Farm site, near Graveley.

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David Lloyd, of London Lane, snapped the installation which took place from 1pm on November 29.

Energy company RWE npower renewables was given the green light for the eight-turbine project by Huntingdonshire District Council two years ago after an appeal.

Referring to the turbines Mr Lloyd said: “Love them or hate them, the sunset images are stunningly beautiful.”

9 comments

  • Glenn Cooley, your comment shows a lack of understanding of wind farms,when the wind doesn't blow, prime example over the recent cold snap, no wind ,no energy is produced. therefore there always has to be conventional backup. So it is not a case of either or. Nuclear will always be playing a part. these industrial machines, lets not romanticise by calling them wind farms are using up valuable subsidies which could be put to better use such as exploring geo thermal and tidal power , There is nothing fantastic about these photographs, a beautiful sunset marred by large metal industrial machines

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    Banburylass

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • What exactly is the point of these useless monstrosities ? Subsidy seekers we can understand. It's the ideologues that bother me. Apart from producing no more than an intermittent trickle of electricity, they don't even reduce CO2 emissions. Bonkers. Truly bonkers.

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    Grown Up Thinking

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • I'm not at all sorry that I don't find these pictures in the least attractive. It's the sunsets, and only the sunsets, that are stunningly beautiful: or would be, without the turbines. There is nothing to celebrate here. Just a monument to a massive lie, and the resultant increasing human misery.

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    Lesley Silver

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • I'd rather these than nuclear power plants and nuclear waste.

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    Glen Cooley

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Absolutely hideous! Why make Huntingdonshire the same as so many other once beautiful parts of the UK? Wind turbines are only good for two things: to make money for the landowner and to make money for the largely foreign owned energy companies. (RWE npower renewables is German owned.) Both benefit from the subsidies that come from our ever increasing energy bills. Say STOP now!

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    KarenR

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Please type in 'Vulture gets hit by wind turbine', and see what comes up. Contact me on cates1980@hotmail.co.uk for further info.

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    robert piller

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • @GlenCooley. Glen, have you considered for a moment how many wind turbines would be needed to be equivalent to a single nuclear power station? And for them not to interfere with each other, the area they would have to cover would be something like the Isle of Wight!

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    Red Blimp

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • I'm sorry but I don't find these pictures "stunningly beautiful". We have too many wind turbines littering the Huntingdonsire landscape and it looks like more to come at Southoe, Bythorn and Kimbolton.

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    CWatters

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Absolutely hideous! Why make Huntingdonshire the same as so many other once beautiful parts of the UK? Wind turbines are only good for two things: to make money for the landowner and to make money for the largely foreign owned energy companies. (RWE npower renewables is German owned.) Both benefit from the subsidies that come from our ever increasing energy bills. Say STOP now!

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    KarenR

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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