Wind farms are a controversial subject. While some advocate that the future of Britain’s energy industry relies on them others evangelise that wind power is expensive and highly unreliable. To add more fuel to fire there is the onshore and offshore debate.
Onshore or Offshore wind farms?
Let’s leave politics aside for a moment since we already know what the Prime Minister David Cameron thinks about onshore wind farms.
Can wind farms really spoil Britain’s landscapes and shore line? Either way, onshore or offshore wind farms will surely change the portrait of certain areas across Britain.
But I agree with Jonathan Jones from The Guardian who said on this article “So grand, so gentle: wind technology in tune with the natural world”:
“The offshore wind turbines … look like ‘monuments to optimism, common sense and human daring'”
Wind power is the one of the cleanest renewable energy resources we have available today, so why not use it? How many acres of land have we destroyed over the centuries to build our cities?
It will not be wind farms that will destroy Britain’s landscapes and shore line. It is not likely that wind turbines will be placed over Stonehenge or all the way across the Cheviot Hills. If anything they could solve many economic and social problems by generating jobs and helping Britain become more energy independent.
The question that must be asked is:
Will they provide the energy security needed towards a low carbon economy?