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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd October 2009.

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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater 11:34 am, 22nd October 2009

The Leader of the House is well aware that the Government want to get as much renewable energy as they can and wind turbines are one way of doing that, but they are being introduced in areas where they should not be. Nine turbines will be applied for on the levels in Somerset-an area of outstanding importance to the United Kingdom. Under the current Government proposals, the application will be put through. Please may we have a debate to discuss where these turbines should go so that their placing is not to the detriment of the heritage of this country?

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Jim Butterworth
Posted on 23 Oct 2009 1:19 pm (Report this annotation)

Wind turbines are inefficient in the amount of power they generate - and then only when the wind is blowing. I quite like the look of them - but they are pretty rather than an economical or reliable source of electricity.

Only nuclear energy will be able to satisfy our huge energy needs into the future. Build more nuclear stations now and investigate wave energy further for the future.

Jim Butterworth (Chartered Engineer, retired)