A Call to Arms. #Powys #Wales #sayNOtowindfarms #Cymru

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I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing held sacred anymore in this world of endlessly growing consumption, fueled by the greed of a minority and their pursuit of wealth by any means.

Many of you may not have heard what the Welsh Government and Powys are now planning for us, the people of Breconshire and Radnorshire. Their ‘further focussed changes’ (October 2016) development plan threatens our familiar and beloved landscapes of Abergwesyn Common, the Begwns, Pant-y-llyn Hill, Merthyr Cynog, Drum Ddu, also, the hills around Llandegley, Abbey-cwm-hir, Hirnant – all now designated ‘Local Search Areas’ for wind development.

DSC_0123 Llandegley Rocks

Oh, and if that were not bad enough, great swathes of our hillsides will be obliterated by solar ‘parks’ – solar ‘Local Search Areas’ reach from one side of the county to the other below Newtown. Nantmel, Llanbister, and Aberedw will be encircled – vast acres of…

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4 thoughts on “A Call to Arms. #Powys #Wales #sayNOtowindfarms #Cymru

  1. Greta van der Rol

    I hate wind farms. Ugly, horrible things. Coal mines are ugly, but they don’t pollute the scenery everywhere. Wind turbines are expensive and they only work when the wind blows. And solar farms in gorgeous country like that? Gorgeous country without lots of sun? Oh please.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Oh Greta, my hatred for inefficient windfarms and deadly solar farms knows no bounds. They slaughter birds, both of them. Mar the landscape. Massive footprint – destroy the environment. Stupid wrong-headed politicians and well-meaning greenies – don’t realize how horrible these are for the environment.

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  2. Marylin Warner

    I first saw windfarms years ago in Pennsylvania, Julia, when they were first see the problems that far outweighed the benefits. But they had no recourse at that point. So when the western plains of Kansas–especially struggling farmers and ranchers–signed on, I was appalled when so many birds were killed…even though, by then, they’d been warned.

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