Sunday, November 12, 2006
Mars Hill Wind Farm Nov I
I'd like to welcome the many new Gentle Viewers from Save Our Common Mountain Environment. They very kindly linked me and I'd like to return the favor, if not the sentiment. I'm decidely pro Wind Farm because I think it's cool.
I encourage my regular Gentle Viewers to look at their website. Apparently "The Duke of Beaufort, as landowner, wishes to build a large wind power station on the profoundly beautiful and historic Mynydd-y-Gwair (The Hay Mountain), North Gower. The developer is National Wind Power.
The proposed site includes Penlle’r Castell (Summit of the Place of the Castle). This motte and bailey castle, which is documented from 1287, sits above the boundaries of Carmarthenshire and Neath and Port Talbot and is the highest altitude point of Swansea at 1200 feet above sea level. It commands panoramic views across the Bristol Channel, along the Somerset and Devon coastline, much of Glamorgan, North to the Brecon Beacons and West to the Preseli hills of West Pembrokeshire. Mynydd-y-Gwair is a large, unfenced, grazed common of significant conservation value. (from their website)
THAT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER!
I can picture the evil Duke in his castle erecting windmills against the wishes of the commoners because their sheep graze there. I love it. My delight grows in leaps and bounds. I just looked up the Duke and he lives in Badminton House! YES! The one the game is named after!
As I told my local power company prompting them to write me back as though I were a child: "I really like your electricity and I try to use some of it every day" And they have to make it SOMEPLACE and this is the cleanest way that I can imagine. However, Sir Evil Duke, if that's some special mountain, please build it someplace else in your Dukedom. (I've never written a Duke before. The Queen, yes, but never a Duke)
(Dear Commoners, Or you can do what we do and simply behead him. No, wait, that wasn't us, that was the French. - the eds.)