Originally Posted by Bern Hanreck
Windmills are a definite menace to migrating and resident birdlife if sited in the wrong place . They have killed sea eagles in Norway and I also believe Scotland ! That's a bit of a downer when so many folk would love to see these magnificent birds soaring around our coasts .
Sea eagles are magnificent birds and I once had an amazing encounter with one
(on Somersall Lane!) and it is horrifying to think that they may be wiped out in this country by windfarms.
I like the idea of windfarms (and other renewable sources) but with their marginal economics, the un-dependability of the wind and the fact that to make any appreciable difference they would have to blanket the countryside with turbines and pylons, I personally believe they are unacceptable.
Practically there is only one solution to CO2 efficient electricity production: nuclear power.