We need wind generation

WIND turbines aren t bird shredders or noisy etc, as Philip Foster writes (Letters, April 9). I have visited a great many wind farms and have yet to trip over any piles of feathered friends. In any case, anything dumb enough to bump into one of these thin

WIND turbines aren't bird shredders or noisy etc, as Philip Foster writes (Letters, April 9). I have visited a great many wind farms and have yet to trip over any piles of feathered friends. In any case, anything dumb enough to bump into one of these things could arguably deserve it.

Wind may not be able to replace gas, coal or nuclear power completely at the moment, but renewables are coming on in leaps and bounds, so who knows what the future holds.

Newer turbines can power well over 1,000 homes each, which to my mind is pretty impressive. Solar power is infinite and we are gradually finding better ways to harness it. The first tidal schemes are being born and will hopefully develop as wind turbines have over the coming years. One thing is for sure: we all need to play our part in creating a positive environment to support renewables' expansion and evolution and certainly not throw up the rather pathetic and usually self-interested objections that I read all the time in this and other publications.

And, by the way, what can possibly be wrong with striving to clean up our act? Why should we accept the pollution that accompanies coal, gas, oil and nuclear if we don't have to.


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Mr Foster says he will not accept computer modelling - "that is not evidence". What happens if the scientists, the computer models and the convictions drawn by our own eyes are right and Mr Foster is wrong? How will he and the no-to-windfarm brigade feel as their children and grandchildren face a doomsday countdown?

TIM GANT

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