A look at Barbados Light & Power’s proposal – Part 3
First, our apologies to those who sent us articles and materials 3 years ago…
Back in 2007 when BL&P’s proposed wind turbine installation at Lamberts was a relatively new topic, many good folks sent us information, articles and photos. We opened a folder, started some drafts and intended to do a series on the project, but then we had a computer meltdown that lost everything including the wind power files. One thing led to another and we never did recover the files or complete the wind power series – but Shona found the lost files last weekend!
It just goes to show you. In September 2007, Clive burned a CD with some article ideas and brought it to one of our Friday meetings. We took it home and it’s been sitting in a pile of “stuff” on the bookshelf for 3 years. (I know, I know. I really should do a better job of arranging my office.) On that CD was a copy of the wind power materials that we thought were wiped out by the crash.
Some of it might be a little dated now or eclipsed by events, but we hope that publishing the materials now will inspire some discussion in light of the current “Green Economy” push by the Barbados government and the renewed interest in the wind farm proposal at Lamberts. As you can see in the photo at the top where the turbines are creating a vapour trail much like an aircraft at high altitudes, wind turbines are not beneign – they have an impact upon people, environment, economies, land values and so much more.
Can we predict all impacts and mitigate the bad while keeping the good?
That’s a question that deserves open discussion by a well-informed populace.
Barbados Free Press previously published two three wind power articles that I can find right now.
1/ November 14, 2006 Barbados Wind Farm Question: What About Low Frequency Noise?
3/ October 5, 2009 William Kamkwamba – Building windmills from garbage, hope from nothing
Better late than never, here is our 3rd 4th article on Wind Power…
Recommended Distance for placement of wind turbines and the effect if sited in close proximity to dwellings. Continue reading