Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2018/07/16

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Subject: [Leica] Highlands PAW 28
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:32:22 +0000
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Thanks, I know but it is also some cost saving on their part as it is quite 
flat around here but the land owners are paid quite a lot....  There are 
quite a few wind farms inland, maybe not quite so large but bigger than I 
saw in Aude, and not a house in sight.


-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On 
Sent: 16 July 2018 16:30
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Highlands PAW 28

I appreciate you not liking them, I am not keen myself, but there are 2 
overriding reasons to site wind farms off shore, wind consistency and the 
ability to deploy machines which are much larger than could be moved into 
place on land.In parts of the Pyrenees there are small wind turbines on 
every ridge as far as the eye can see but they are the biggest they can get 
in place. It is hideous and IMO much worse than I am seeing in your 
pictures.Seems a shame to mar the beautiful Scottish coastline a bit but 
people demand more and more energy. There are not only more of us people but 
the energy use per person in modern life must be many times what it was 60 
years ago.When I was a kid it was one bath a week, now it is 2 per day in 
some households. Air conditioning didn't exist anywhere in the UK, central 
heating was rare etc., etc.cheers,Frank D. 

    On Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:52, John McMaster <john at> 

 I am enjoying my view while I can....? In the first shot you can see the 
bases for wind turbines on the horizon to the left, the second shot (nearly 
a 1:1 crop) show the first tower and turbines fitted.? In a year or so there 
will be nearly 90 of them (+160m tall) straight out in front of our house 
:(? Yes this is NIMBYism, but there are vast tracts of suitable land inland 
here where people do not go or see them.....

C & C welcome


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