Mid Ulster Candidate Day opposed to turbines on the Sperrins 

UKIP Mid Ulster Parliamentary Candidate Alan Day has stated his opposition to the planned six turbine wind farm on the Sperrins.

Alan Day said:

“I am opposed to this planned development on a number of grounds. Firstly, it is expensive and inefficient – green subsidies raise energy prices and it is has been proven that they are causing fuel poverty. 
Furthermore, recent studies have indicated that emissions savings achieved by wind power, after allowing for the necessary conventional back-up, are somewhere between trivial and zero.
It is a proven fact that wind farm performance declines rapidly in output year on year over ten to fifteen years. 

Commenting further, Mr Day added:

If these reasons for my objection  to the planned turbine weren’t enough; perhaps the most startling factor of all are the serious health impacts on susceptible local residents, and impacts (literally) on birds and bats, rare birds and raptors, migration routes. 

When you take the obvious visual intrusion in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) into consideration,  and the consequent knock-on effects on tourism; I cannot see any reason to support these blots on the landscape.”


Notes for Editors

• “Why is wind power so expensive?” by Prof Gordon Hughes, published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation https://rogerhelmermep.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/campaigning-against-wind-farms/ 

• UKIP launches major energy policy statement; rejects wind power http://ukip.org/content/ukip-policies/2772-keeping-the-lights-on

• Performance of wind farms over time, published by the Renewable Energy Foundation http://www.ref.org.uk/attachments/article/280/ref.hughes.19.12.12.pdf

• UKIP/EFDD: Secure Affordable Energy – YouTube http://bit.ly/1vzW2Rq


Name: Alan Day

Tel: 07763619172 / 02886737755

Email: alan@midulsterukip.co.uk


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