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By The Cornishman  |  Posted: October 11, 2012

Are you a big fan of wind turbines?

Are you a big fan of wind turbines?

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What do you think of wind turbines? Love them? Loathe them? Only in favour of smaller ones or do you want to see all applications turned away? Should we accommodate them as the future of energy provision or are they an unnecessary evil?

Dave Pollard: Personally, I think they are quite attractive and are part of the solution to providing future energy provision.

Tony Simcock Eadie: I thought these wind turbines were subsidised by our government, so what's the point in having them?

Gill Baron: Hate them. Not only are they ugly and blot the landscape, but they are also inefficient and cost every taxpayer far more than they realise. They are not the solution to cutting carbon. I am fed up of subsidising them.

Sonmi Banks-Avon: Love them!

Jethro Gauld: They are both beautiful and massively important for the future of our electricity generation. Compared to fossil fuels and nuclear renewable energy only receives a tiny amount of subsidies, in a fair market the price per megawatt of wind energy is now comparable to coal however they have not been given the proper funding or political support required to secure our energy and climate future. Even with fracking, fossils fuels aren't going to last forever and with summer ice in the arctic expected to disappear within a few years and the already extreme weather linked to climate change, we need to move a lot faster to a low carbon economy. More wind farms in Cornwall will bring much-needed jobs and, as one of the windiest parts of the country, we could become a new energy hub for the UK.

Barnaby Erdman: Would like to see more! I think they can look pretty too!

Annie Craze: Bring them on, lots of them, who wants a Fukashima here. Sorry if they spoil your view, at least they don't glow in the dark.

Peter Mills: I find wind turbines attractive and they much the best way of generating electricity along with other renewable sources of energy. Global warming will cause a much bigger change to the landscape. I'm sure much of what is now our industrial heritage and in need of protection was consider ugly when it was first built. I'm in favour of more wind turbines of all sizes, especially medium to large turbines.

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  • Graculas  |  October 11 2012, 6:35PM

    I think wind turbines are neccessary and I personally find them attractive. There is a lot of scaremongering and misinformation around. For example the subsidy comes not from taxes but on our electricity bills and last year was about £10. A bargain.

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