Prayer wheels are very effective at maiming and killing birds tho’
Bryan R Gregory of the British Counties Campaign writes:
Bothel is referred to as being in Cumbria, which is correct as far as administration area’s is concerned. This stems from the 1974 Local government act which has caused what we term the county confusion! Bothel is part of the historic county of Cumberland which together with Westmoreland, Lancashire and the West riding have virtually been obliterated by the wrongly styled county of Cumbria.
By Paul Homewood
Wind turbines near the village of Bothel in Cumbria.
Anyone who lives in England knows just how ubiquitous wind farms now are across the countryside.
So it might come as a surprise to learn just how little power they actually produce.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has now published the detailed data for 2016. It shows that onshore wind farms in England produced only 5.7 TWh, out of a total generation in England of 241.8 TWh.
In other words, the princely amount of 2%.
Can anybody say it has been worth all of the bother?