Originally Posted by Rupert Bear
I don't want more nuclear power stations, there are two up here and several being decommisioned that never supplied any power to Scotland in the first place!
Wind power is the latest craze, there are fights all over the place for enormous winds farms up and down the West coast at the moment. None of which are required for the area and are to export power siouth to make Scottish Power more money, not a good enough reason to spoil the last wildernesses in the country!
TOTALLY wrong reasons I am afraid - smacks of being a NIMBY!
Nuclear power stations make less of an impact on the local environment thany ANY other form of power - at Traswfynydd it was actually quite hard to find the nuclear powerstation - Drax on the other hand is a blot on the landscape visable for miles.
There are very good reasons why Scotland was chosen for nuclear power - granite is very stable - not many earthquakes in Scotland - and plenty of water for cooling.
Also people whinge about having a nuke powerstation near them so a wilderness is much better. Makes me laugh when they French have so many just 30 miles away from the south coast!
Totally agree with you about wind power - Wales is also being targetted by these bloody things - we don't have much countryside left - why destroy it? Really annoys me that people like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are quite prepared to allow the Brecon Beacons to be covered in these monsters.
Offshore sounds great - till you realise that they want to put them on sandbanks 2 miles out - that is NOT offshore - the things are bigger than the London Eye - will be visable for miles! Just wait until an oil carrier hits one in the Bristol channel - great for the environment!