Wind Power in the UK

How serious is climate change? Why do we need wind farms? How economic are wind farms? Are wind farms a risk to birds? Are wind farms noisy? Presented by Country-issue TV Presenter Kate Humber this DVD Documentary runs for about an hour and was created with the help of various organisations including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and World Wide Fund for Nature. It includes interviews with various members of these organisations and other experts (including Sir Jonathan Porritt CBE) to answer the questions everyone asks about Wind Turbines. The picture is positive. Wind Turbines are quiet and people more often fall in love with them rather than learn to loath them. You may obtain your copy from www.windpower-dvd.org which is administered by the British Wind Energy Association.

Sadly, at the point of writing, you cannot order or pay for this on-line. Instead you have to download the order from, print it, fill it in and then fax it back to the BWEA (if you have access to a fax machine). Surely they can do better than this? The production is quite slick and workmanlike. There are no special effects or fancy graphics but it is easily watchable and will be well understood by most people. It is pitched at the vast majority of the population so if you are really keen on wind turbines, in your environment, then there is not much here that you will not already know. However we recommend that every Pro-Wind Campaign group get hold of a copy and show it to their neighbours. An invaluable tool in promoting wind energy for all our futures.

About post-carbon-man

A passionate advocate of a peaceful transition to a sustainable political-economy, Mark hails from a working class farming background. Today he is a Company Director and Chairman of the Low Carbon Chilterns Co-operative. Whilst at University (Engineering Masters) he was active in Conservative Student politics but has had no affiliation since. He has travelled widely on business covering the USA, Europe, Middle East and Central Asian Republics. In 2007 Mark founded Post-Carbon-Living and a year later co-founded Transition Town High Wycombe. He lives with is wife & daughter in a home they retrofitted to be carbon-neutral. Today he blogs about surviving politics on a shrinking planet and is passionate in his rejection of Nationalism.

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