Hundreds of farms 'set for wind turbines across East Lancashire'

REDUCE: Hundreds of wind turbines could be added to East Lancashire, similar to those at Hameldon Hill Wind Farm

REDUCE: Hundreds of wind turbines could be added to East Lancashire, similar to those at Hameldon Hill Wind Farm

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

HUNDREDS of wind turbines could be added to the East Lancashire landscape as farmers seek to reduce their carbon footprint and supplement their income.

Earlier this year the Government introduced a ‘feed-in tariff’, which pays owners of small scale renewable energy devices a fixed premium for every unit of electricity generated.

The move has encouraged more farmers, including many in East Lancashire, to apply for permission to install wind turbines on their land.

According to Andrew Rothwell, group secretary of the National Farmers’ Union’s East Lancashire branch, a number of farmers are exploring the possibility of installing wind turbines because it can prove lucrative as well as environmentally-friendly.

Next week Pendle Council’s West Craven Committee will discuss plans for single wind turbines at four separate farms in Barnoldswick and Earby.

As well as generating enough energy for the respective farms, the turbines, which are connected to the National Grid, earn the farmers money.

Mr Rothwell said interest in owning a wind turbine was growing among East Lancashire farmers.

He said: “At the last meeting of the Clitheroe branch in November I spoke to members about turbines on their farms and it did seem as though a lot were contemplating it.

“Depending on how much the turbine costs, the farmer can break even in seven to 10 years”

According to wind energy expert Mark Newton, of Farming Futures, ‘every farm in the UK will have a wind turbine in five years' time’.

He believes that with 75 per cent of the UK's land in the agricultural sector, on-farm wind power could be a significant business opportunity for farmers and land managers.

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5:40pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Come the Revolution says...

Of more importance to the regular punters, these wind turbines cause havoc to the local TV reception.
Of more importance to the regular punters, these wind turbines cause havoc to the local TV reception. Come the Revolution
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5:40pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Lifeinthemix says...

reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just
reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just Lifeinthemix
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5:48pm Wed 29 Dec 10

pinkfairyone says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just
Bag O Wind chappie been fired.... yawn... this article won't get any attention now ;..(
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just[/p][/quote]Bag O Wind chappie been fired.... yawn... this article won't get any attention now ;..( pinkfairyone
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5:49pm Wed 29 Dec 10

lwg76 says...

Did I hear right, Not only does the farmer get to use the electricity generated saving on electricity bills, The farmer gets a "Feed in Tariff" other wise known as a Bribe to add to the savings. (The Feed in Tariff is paid on electricity consumed as well as sold to the National Grid) A Grant, another Bribe, to install the thing in the first place is also provided.

Who pays these bribes? not the Government or Electricity Company, You and Me through taxation and our utility bills.
Did I hear right, Not only does the farmer get to use the electricity generated saving on electricity bills, The farmer gets a "Feed in Tariff" other wise known as a Bribe to add to the savings. (The Feed in Tariff is paid on electricity consumed as well as sold to the National Grid) A Grant, another Bribe, to install the thing in the first place is also provided. Who pays these bribes? not the Government or Electricity Company, You and Me through taxation and our utility bills. lwg76
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5:55pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Pseudonym says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just
You couldn't be further from the truth. I enjoy a good read. However, I'd prefer your diatribes to be more to the point. Why say a thousand words when ten will suffice?
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For the record, I've better things to do than watch "corrie".
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just[/p][/quote]You couldn't be further from the truth. I enjoy a good read. However, I'd prefer your diatribes to be more to the point. Why say a thousand words when ten will suffice? . For the record, I've better things to do than watch "corrie". Pseudonym
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5:58pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Lifeinthemix says...

Pseudonym,
glad to hear the fact about corrie, perhaps you missed the title...'satire on a Sunday'...ten words would not suffice in this instant
Pseudonym, glad to hear the fact about corrie, perhaps you missed the title...'satire on a Sunday'...ten words would not suffice in this instant Lifeinthemix
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1:16am Thu 30 Dec 10

pip-pip says...

Surprised Life in the Mix didn't feature the Belthorn wind mills in his diatribe -and the £5,000,000 that our local Prospects group will be recieving from the operators over the next 25 years. And who and how was it decided that only Prospects were to benefit?
Surprised Life in the Mix didn't feature the Belthorn wind mills in his diatribe -and the £5,000,000 that our local Prospects group will be recieving from the operators over the next 25 years. And who and how was it decided that only Prospects were to benefit? pip-pip
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11:13am Thu 30 Dec 10

Lifeinthemix says...

pip-pip,
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The satire was published early in the year, I was putting into the mix the fact that the wind turbines meant big money for the landowners and a constant earn for the same giving the landowners yet another excuse not to grow food.
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This of course on the back of the foot and moth and mad cow disease which bankrupted many farmers to be scooped up by the same greedy new landed gentry. Foot and Mouth of course pushed into the cattle via the vaccinations and of course their eating of rendered food.
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Supermarkets are the chosen means of food sales, their food is imported. VAT rise next week will further the depression and begin the starving of millions as is the strategy being employed.
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When the food becomes to expensive at the supermarkets, it is then that people will awaken to the fact, this is a strategy given all the green pastures all around will be growing no food, why, because the farmers are subsidised by the EU and now also have free electricity and more money to not farm on our land, meanwhile the people starve.
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Better to get to grips with this situation now before the people are to weak to remove these landowners from our land that we can all grow.
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Of course by the time this strategy kicks in, Codex Alimentarius will be in force, making vitamins and nutrients illegal.
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Take not my words on this just give it some serious thought for this is what they are doing.
pip-pip, . The satire was published early in the year, I was putting into the mix the fact that the wind turbines meant big money for the landowners and a constant earn for the same giving the landowners yet another excuse not to grow food. . This of course on the back of the foot and moth and mad cow disease which bankrupted many farmers to be scooped up by the same greedy new landed gentry. Foot and Mouth of course pushed into the cattle via the vaccinations and of course their eating of rendered food. . Supermarkets are the chosen means of food sales, their food is imported. VAT rise next week will further the depression and begin the starving of millions as is the strategy being employed. . When the food becomes to expensive at the supermarkets, it is then that people will awaken to the fact, this is a strategy given all the green pastures all around will be growing no food, why, because the farmers are subsidised by the EU and now also have free electricity and more money to not farm on our land, meanwhile the people starve. . Better to get to grips with this situation now before the people are to weak to remove these landowners from our land that we can all grow. . Of course by the time this strategy kicks in, Codex Alimentarius will be in force, making vitamins and nutrients illegal. . Take not my words on this just give it some serious thought for this is what they are doing. Lifeinthemix
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11:30am Thu 30 Dec 10

pinkfairyone says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
pip-pip, . The satire was published early in the year, I was putting into the mix the fact that the wind turbines meant big money for the landowners and a constant earn for the same giving the landowners yet another excuse not to grow food. . This of course on the back of the foot and moth and mad cow disease which bankrupted many farmers to be scooped up by the same greedy new landed gentry. Foot and Mouth of course pushed into the cattle via the vaccinations and of course their eating of rendered food. . Supermarkets are the chosen means of food sales, their food is imported. VAT rise next week will further the depression and begin the starving of millions as is the strategy being employed. . When the food becomes to expensive at the supermarkets, it is then that people will awaken to the fact, this is a strategy given all the green pastures all around will be growing no food, why, because the farmers are subsidised by the EU and now also have free electricity and more money to not farm on our land, meanwhile the people starve. . Better to get to grips with this situation now before the people are to weak to remove these landowners from our land that we can all grow. . Of course by the time this strategy kicks in, Codex Alimentarius will be in force, making vitamins and nutrients illegal. . Take not my words on this just give it some serious thought for this is what they are doing.
Folk ain't worried they have there Sky TV and beer and Football... What a shambles !
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: pip-pip, . The satire was published early in the year, I was putting into the mix the fact that the wind turbines meant big money for the landowners and a constant earn for the same giving the landowners yet another excuse not to grow food. . This of course on the back of the foot and moth and mad cow disease which bankrupted many farmers to be scooped up by the same greedy new landed gentry. Foot and Mouth of course pushed into the cattle via the vaccinations and of course their eating of rendered food. . Supermarkets are the chosen means of food sales, their food is imported. VAT rise next week will further the depression and begin the starving of millions as is the strategy being employed. . When the food becomes to expensive at the supermarkets, it is then that people will awaken to the fact, this is a strategy given all the green pastures all around will be growing no food, why, because the farmers are subsidised by the EU and now also have free electricity and more money to not farm on our land, meanwhile the people starve. . Better to get to grips with this situation now before the people are to weak to remove these landowners from our land that we can all grow. . Of course by the time this strategy kicks in, Codex Alimentarius will be in force, making vitamins and nutrients illegal. . Take not my words on this just give it some serious thought for this is what they are doing.[/p][/quote]Folk ain't worried they have there Sky TV and beer and Football... What a shambles ! pinkfairyone
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11:38am Thu 30 Dec 10

Izanears says...

Windfarms are a total waste of money
Unfortunately, there are so many with vested interests in building them, so it is unlikely that anyone in authority will be honest and tell the truth.
Windfarms are a total waste of money Unfortunately, there are so many with vested interests in building them, so it is unlikely that anyone in authority will be honest and tell the truth. Izanears
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12:50pm Thu 30 Dec 10

Lifeinthemix says...

Izanears
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Understanding what the Stakeholder Community really means is the key to understanding from whence all these insidious decisions come fourth, and to what ends, and more to the point, why our elected representatives do and say nothing.
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The United Kingdom is a corporation, thus it is the corporations making these decisions through their designated 'Stakeholders' within each designated 'Community'. the Crown is thus the corporate administrator under the UK instead an office to ensure the constitution is upheld. This years Queens speech shows this dual role very well.
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Under Great Britain we the people lend power of attorney to our councillors to act on our behalf in the council to which they are elected, we do the same with MP's, who do the same in the Commons.
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Under the Statute UK, the corporations via deceptive contracts which remove that power of attorney from we the people, the councillors and MP's, now act that power of attorney as the largest financial, employment 'stakeholders'. Deceptively gained signatures or not, under Contract Law once permission is given in the public, contract law is binding, be this verbally ( hence the police ask your name) or with signature.
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This is why I spent the last year explaining the reality of the commercial debt account attached to the certificate of birth for us all, if we accept we are that commercial debt account in the public, to which all claims are made, then we enter into contract with statute law, rescinding our common law rights as human beings.
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Hopefully you guys are beginning to connect the dots from all the information I have presented on this forum, yet I fully understand it is not easy by any means to shift the paradigm at which you see the world and the events unfolding, outside the spin of the media and the now corporate politics.
Izanears . Understanding what the Stakeholder Community really means is the key to understanding from whence all these insidious decisions come fourth, and to what ends, and more to the point, why our elected representatives do and say nothing. . The United Kingdom is a corporation, thus it is the corporations making these decisions through their designated 'Stakeholders' within each designated 'Community'. the Crown is thus the corporate administrator under the UK instead an office to ensure the constitution is upheld. This years Queens speech shows this dual role very well. . Under Great Britain we the people lend power of attorney to our councillors to act on our behalf in the council to which they are elected, we do the same with MP's, who do the same in the Commons. . Under the Statute UK, the corporations via deceptive contracts which remove that power of attorney from we the people, the councillors and MP's, now act that power of attorney as the largest financial, employment 'stakeholders'. Deceptively gained signatures or not, under Contract Law once permission is given in the public, contract law is binding, be this verbally ( hence the police ask your name) or with signature. . This is why I spent the last year explaining the reality of the commercial debt account attached to the certificate of birth for us all, if we accept we are that commercial debt account in the public, to which all claims are made, then we enter into contract with statute law, rescinding our common law rights as human beings. . Hopefully you guys are beginning to connect the dots from all the information I have presented on this forum, yet I fully understand it is not easy by any means to shift the paradigm at which you see the world and the events unfolding, outside the spin of the media and the now corporate politics. Lifeinthemix
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6:24pm Sun 2 Jan 11

Chris P Bacon says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just
Reading is one of my strong points, thanks. Reading the sort of obsessive, paranoid gobshitery you inflict on us here would embarrass you if you only had the sense to realise how stupid it all looks. It's not big and certainly not clever despite your protestations to the contrary. You're an apprentice David Icke, incha.
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: reading not your strong points eh lads.... not to worry corrie will be on later, moving pictures makes for ease of life don't it just[/p][/quote]Reading is one of my strong points, thanks. Reading the sort of obsessive, paranoid gobshitery you inflict on us here would embarrass you if you only had the sense to realise how stupid it all looks. It's not big and certainly not clever despite your protestations to the contrary. You're an apprentice David Icke, incha. Chris P Bacon
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