The Case against Windfarms
The Case Against Windfarms is an authoritive, referenced document written by Dr John Etherington ( © Dr JR Etherington).
3 . The scale of development required by government 'targets' and overall saving of carbon dioxide emission Targets
It is also fairly certain, on the basis of existing planning applications, that a large number of much smaller turbines will also be proposed (for example Green Amps' current attack on the Cotswolds with 60 or more 0.3 MW refurbished Carter turbines).
What 'they' say
Saving of CO2 emission - country wide target
Government's own figure for saving of the UK's CO2 emission by renewable power generation , mainly wind, is just 9.2 million tonnes per year by 2010 (DEFRA 2004 and DTI Myths). This is less than the emission from a medium sized coal fired power station and more to the point is less than four ten-thousandths (0.0004) of global total CO2 emission (OECD 2005) and stands no chance of altering atmospheric CO2 concentration, still less deflecting climate change as suggested in DTI Myths.
Relevant articles, news items, papers, reports
WIND POWER JUST A GESTURE The inventor of the 'Gaia theory' and inspiration for the green movement, Dr James Lovelock, tells Andrea Kuhn why windfarms do not address the problems of global warming
By Dr V.C. Mason (December 2008)
CO2 EMISSIONS REDUCTION: Time for a Reliability Check?
May 2005 Malcolm Keay, Oxford Energy Comment