Since the Isle of Wight council refused planning permission for wind turbines at Cheverton Down, there has been a significant rise in membership of a group of Facebook called – Campaign for wind turbines on the Isle of Wight.
As we write this piece, membership stands at over 3,750 – an interesting figure as the anti-turbine group ThWART quoted their membership at around 2,500 (from memory).
There’s an ability for people to leave messages too and it’s not surprising given the nature of the group, that more of them are supportive of Wind turbines on the Island – others are not.
Here’s a few selections of the pro-wind ones comment.
Martin Fuller – Why don’t we actually have a vote on whether the Island wants wind turbines or not? As someone has already pointed out on here, the majority of people realise that wind turbines are essential if we truely are going to become a more sustainable ‘Eco Island’. Yes we realise that they do not produce electricity 100% of time time – but surely anything is better than nothing! I just cannot understand some of the backwards people on the Isle of Wight!!
Jeremy Moulds – if my garden was big enough i would have 1 in there i really dont see what peoples problems are. Everyone keeps harpin on about finding new sources of energy but then dont want them near their houses
George Booth – does everybody remeber how our bread was once made? something our country was once famous for, just imagine how the story would be today if windmills were rejected because they were placed on hills in area’s of natural beaty. The irony being, they themselves are now objects of beauty, now is the time to write histroy, stop being so closed minded, it’s not you that will suffer the effects as you won’t be around to see it, your ruining it for your family’s to come!!!
Robert Holdcroft – get the wind mills up the only people who dont like the idea are rich old dudes who think the isle of wight is there island
Brendan O’Connell – if the council can make us change our school system becuase they want it, why cant they do the same with the turbines???? or do they not really want them?????
Tasha Colegate – i’d have 1 in my back garden if it helped save on climate change!!
Marilyn Warman – these turbines are a MUST for the island to be taken into the 21st century. Lets stop the pussy footing around and get some turbines up and running!!!!
Some comments against
As mentioned, not all comments on there are supportive of wind turbines on the Island, there are some descenting comments too.
David Bird – DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE.. GLOBAL WARMING RE-BRANDED ” CLIMATE CHANGE”
MORE WAYS TO TAX TAX TAX & MORE TAX
In spite of Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth,” there’s no scientific consensus on human-caused global warming. His claim that Greenland’s ice will melt, causing oceans to rise twenty feet, is science fiction, not reality. Unadulterated scientific facts show us that, since 2005, Greenland’s ice mass has been growing, not shrinking! So has its population of polar bears.
Martin Linnenbruger -i can,t believe you all think a few f***ing windmills is gonna save the world
Emma Russell – I do NOT agree with this group atall, For many reasons. And when they are preety much on your back or front garden they dont look good atall and seeing as they would be so close they dont make any difference what so ever in electric bills etc.. An anyway theyve been declined so ……
Pop over to the page and have a look for yourself.