Several Hampshire Tory MPs join revolt against Government wind farms policy

New Forest East MP Julian Lewis.

New Forest East MP Julian Lewis.

First published in Winchester

A NUMBER of Hampshire’s Conservative MPs have joined a major revolt against Government policy on wind farms.

More than 100 Tories wrote to David Cameron calling for a drastic cut in subsidies to onshore turbines.

Signatories including Winchester’s Steve Brine, Romsey and Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes, Julian Lewis, (New Forest East), Caroline Dinenage (Gosport) and Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner joined forces with politicians from other parties to express concerns over the amount of taxpayers’ money going to the sector. The letter will be a headache for new Energy Secretary Ed Davey, who has replaced Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, who resigned to fight criminal charges relating to a speeding fine.

The letter said: “In these financially straitened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer subsidy, for inefficient and intermittent energy production that typifies onshore wind turbines.”

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3:54pm Wed 8 Feb 12

Goldenwight says...

One wonders just what prompting these MPs got from Energy companies to write this letter, because I seriously doubt that they all simultaneously received bags of mail from their constituents.

Andrew Turner, in particular, should know better- having opposed an onshore wind farm in the middle of nowhere, the Island's main power generation facility is a large diesel generator. Scarcely efficient, certainly not carbon neutral, and most definitely not environmentally friendly.
One wonders just what prompting these MPs got from Energy companies to write this letter, because I seriously doubt that they all simultaneously received bags of mail from their constituents. Andrew Turner, in particular, should know better- having opposed an onshore wind farm in the middle of nowhere, the Island's main power generation facility is a large diesel generator. Scarcely efficient, certainly not carbon neutral, and most definitely not environmentally friendly. Goldenwight
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5:01pm Wed 8 Feb 12

geoff51 says...

Thankfully some local MP's are not fooled by the hype of these rubbish wind farms, they are ugly useless pieces of junk that could just about light a 40 watt bulb let alone power a city.
I personally object most stongly to having to subsidise these eyesores in my already overpriced energy bills.
I had hoped that these ideas would have died with that idiot Huhnes political career, but there are still people that actually believe in the now disproved and discredited theory of so called Global warming
Thankfully some local MP's are not fooled by the hype of these rubbish wind farms, they are ugly useless pieces of junk that could just about light a 40 watt bulb let alone power a city. I personally object most stongly to having to subsidise these eyesores in my already overpriced energy bills. I had hoped that these ideas would have died with that idiot Huhnes political career, but there are still people that actually believe in the now disproved and discredited theory of so called Global warming geoff51
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5:44pm Wed 8 Feb 12

norfolkboy14 says...

Get behind this new initiative - please GOOGLE "E-PETITION 22958" follow the link and sign up to add your support.

Get your friends to do the same.
Get behind this new initiative - please GOOGLE "E-PETITION 22958" follow the link and sign up to add your support. Get your friends to do the same. norfolkboy14
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9:33pm Wed 8 Feb 12

loosehead says...

geoff51 wrote:
Thankfully some local MP's are not fooled by the hype of these rubbish wind farms, they are ugly useless pieces of junk that could just about light a 40 watt bulb let alone power a city.
I personally object most stongly to having to subsidise these eyesores in my already overpriced energy bills.
I had hoped that these ideas would have died with that idiot Huhnes political career, but there are still people that actually believe in the now disproved and discredited theory of so called Global warming
Are you that gullible? Julian Lewis is worried about what could be erected on Dibden Bay.others are worried that people who can afford horses might be upset by the noise? when riding their horses.
Go to Germany,Holland,Fran
ce & Belgium they're there & no one moans about the views or the noise.
Go to one of the Scottish Islands where one Turbine produces all their electricity & pays for itself & contributes money for their council
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Thankfully some local MP's are not fooled by the hype of these rubbish wind farms, they are ugly useless pieces of junk that could just about light a 40 watt bulb let alone power a city. I personally object most stongly to having to subsidise these eyesores in my already overpriced energy bills. I had hoped that these ideas would have died with that idiot Huhnes political career, but there are still people that actually believe in the now disproved and discredited theory of so called Global warming[/p][/quote]Are you that gullible? Julian Lewis is worried about what could be erected on Dibden Bay.others are worried that people who can afford horses might be upset by the noise? when riding their horses. Go to Germany,Holland,Fran ce & Belgium they're there & no one moans about the views or the noise. Go to one of the Scottish Islands where one Turbine produces all their electricity & pays for itself & contributes money for their council loosehead
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10:13pm Wed 8 Feb 12

geoff51 says...

No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming.
I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy.
I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes
No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming. I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy. I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes geoff51
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7:55am Thu 9 Feb 12

loosehead says...

geoff51 wrote:
No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming.
I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy.
I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes
Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called.
wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming. I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy. I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes[/p][/quote]Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called. wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face loosehead
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4:05pm Thu 9 Feb 12

geoff51 says...

loosehead wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming.
I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy.
I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes
Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called.
wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face
I expect you also believe that the last Labour government did not screw up the country!
If you wish to continue with this line of debate come up with hard evidence to prove it, and i dont mean the political hype and the corrupt data from the UEA, please do not resort to name calling.
I have my opinion and you have yours if you wish to bring me to your way of thinking I need concrete proof, not just conjecture and speculation
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming. I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy. I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes[/p][/quote]Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called. wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face[/p][/quote]I expect you also believe that the last Labour government did not screw up the country! If you wish to continue with this line of debate come up with hard evidence to prove it, and i dont mean the political hype and the corrupt data from the UEA, please do not resort to name calling. I have my opinion and you have yours if you wish to bring me to your way of thinking I need concrete proof, not just conjecture and speculation geoff51
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9:26pm Thu 9 Feb 12

loosehead says...

geoff51 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming.
I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy.
I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes
Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called.
wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face
I expect you also believe that the last Labour government did not screw up the country!
If you wish to continue with this line of debate come up with hard evidence to prove it, and i dont mean the political hype and the corrupt data from the UEA, please do not resort to name calling.
I have my opinion and you have yours if you wish to bring me to your way of thinking I need concrete proof, not just conjecture and speculation
No name calling but your post couldn't be far from the truth.
I definitely believe Labour did screw up this country.
I'm also Anti Liberal & I don't like Huhne.
I read ,I watch all programmes & literature I can about Global Warming on both sides of the argument.
What you can't deny is the sea levels are rising as they're warming. go to Australia & look at the bleaching of the coral,go to the artic & tell the Polar bears the Ice isn't retreating.
Some of this can be looked upon as a natural cycle some points straight at mans activity now if we can drive in electric cars powered by power reaped from the sun the tax man loses out & we save big time.
As more people buy Solar panels the price will come down like every thing else does ( TV's, Blue ray players etc)
If you don't believe this fine,
I've watched these anti wind turbine protestors & the reasons they give are nothing but laughable.
Noisy,ugly for who their horses?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: No I am NOT gullible, because I do not believe in the Myth of so called global warming. I am not gullible because I do not believe windmills can provide enogh energy. I am not gullible because I dont believe politics are involved because apart from southampton there are only Consevative MPs in this area, they are just trying to save a little cash for their constituents against false green taxes[/p][/quote]Myth! maybe not gullible but I could think of numerous names you could be called. wake up & look around you if you can't see the effects of global warming i suggest you are so set in your beliefs you can't see what's staring you in the face[/p][/quote]I expect you also believe that the last Labour government did not screw up the country! If you wish to continue with this line of debate come up with hard evidence to prove it, and i dont mean the political hype and the corrupt data from the UEA, please do not resort to name calling. I have my opinion and you have yours if you wish to bring me to your way of thinking I need concrete proof, not just conjecture and speculation[/p][/quote]No name calling but your post couldn't be far from the truth. I definitely believe Labour did screw up this country. I'm also Anti Liberal & I don't like Huhne. I read ,I watch all programmes & literature I can about Global Warming on both sides of the argument. What you can't deny is the sea levels are rising as they're warming. go to Australia & look at the bleaching of the coral,go to the artic & tell the Polar bears the Ice isn't retreating. Some of this can be looked upon as a natural cycle some points straight at mans activity now if we can drive in electric cars powered by power reaped from the sun the tax man loses out & we save big time. As more people buy Solar panels the price will come down like every thing else does ( TV's, Blue ray players etc) If you don't believe this fine, I've watched these anti wind turbine protestors & the reasons they give are nothing but laughable. Noisy,ugly for who their horses? loosehead
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9:47pm Thu 9 Feb 12

geoff51 says...

Try reading the article in todays Daily Mail about the lack of glacier melting and stop believing in the hype and getting depressed and miserable and enjoy life.
If wind turbines are so wonderful how come the 2 at Millbrook roundabout have not worked once since installation and as a believer why are you not holding a protest to get them working if you really think they are the answer to all the worlds energy needs
Try reading the article in todays Daily Mail about the lack of glacier melting and stop believing in the hype and getting depressed and miserable and enjoy life. If wind turbines are so wonderful how come the 2 at Millbrook roundabout have not worked once since installation and as a believer why are you not holding a protest to get them working if you really think they are the answer to all the worlds energy needs geoff51
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8:10am Fri 10 Feb 12

loosehead says...

geoff51 wrote:
Try reading the article in todays Daily Mail about the lack of glacier melting and stop believing in the hype and getting depressed and miserable and enjoy life.
If wind turbines are so wonderful how come the 2 at Millbrook roundabout have not worked once since installation and as a believer why are you not holding a protest to get them working if you really think they are the answer to all the worlds energy needs
Is that your answer hold a protest?
So the need to preserve our water supplies & being forced to have a meter is nothing to do with a lack of rain?
( I believe it's profit)
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Try reading the article in todays Daily Mail about the lack of glacier melting and stop believing in the hype and getting depressed and miserable and enjoy life. If wind turbines are so wonderful how come the 2 at Millbrook roundabout have not worked once since installation and as a believer why are you not holding a protest to get them working if you really think they are the answer to all the worlds energy needs[/p][/quote]Is that your answer hold a protest? So the need to preserve our water supplies & being forced to have a meter is nothing to do with a lack of rain? ( I believe it's profit) loosehead
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