Removing Wind Turbines From The South Pennines


Knabs Ridge

Knabs Ridge Wind Farm is another RWE wind farm. Like their Hameldon Hill wind farm, it's a relatively harmless one, locationwise at least. In combination with the giant "golf balls" of the nearby Menwith Hill US spy base, the huge wind turbines give this border country between the low-lying Vale of York and the rugged Pennines a surreal, dystopian character. My sympathies lie with the caravan site located under falling distance of the blades. From their guestbook: "A big show-stopper for us was the recently-erected wind turbines, one on each side of the site, which emitted a constant 'Whoosh..whoosh..' which drove my wife to despair, as it did to several of the other campers. Sounds like an idyllic place for a nice relaxing holiday... Knabs Ridge's other claim to fame is that it is what's known in the biz as a "parasitic consumer" (tell us something we don't know!). The turbines actually consume more electricity than they produce. The owners literally get more from them not working than they do from them working. A very very strange state of affairs, quite possibly worthy of its own website. "Memo to self: idea for a follow-up investigation..."

UPDATE: INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER FIRE DESTROYS 300FT WIND TURBINE AT KNABS RIDGE


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