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2024-05-30 19:25:38 +02:00
Charl
Not fully
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-05-24 07:45:44 +02:00
Stefan
Yes I do
No concern
2024-05-17 23:07:02 +02:00
Adrian
No I do not
Social and Economic Impact
Wind farming is not sustainable in the long term.
The cost of constructing these wind turbines, and at least 7km of powerlines to get the power to where it's needed outweigh the benefits.
Wind turbines average an output efficiency of only 30% and the cost of replacement turbine blades every 20 years, and routine maintenance makes wind farming inefficient and uneconomical.
Although wind is free energy, the infrastructure to harness it is costly.
Next is the carbon footprint from manufacturing and the disposal of the 75 old turbine blades. Where and how will they be disposed of? Will they be buried in landfills like in other countries? The composite materials and resins are toxic to the environment.
At face value, wind energy seems a great idea, until you look at all the facts and see it's not a viable or sustainable system on a big scale.
2024-05-07 18:20:04 +02:00
Jaco
Yes I do
No concern
2024-04-28 12:41:52 +02:00
Daniel
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
The construction of these wind turbines on Fort Governor's Estate will ruin it's tourism and conservation efforts.
2024-04-27 15:58:37 +02:00
Celeste
No I do not
Other
Wind Turbines in their entirety is not green, not nature friendly, not helpful in anyway. The things are killers of birds, create immense noise are not made if biodegradable material, eye sores and tons of other negative issues.
2024-04-15 09:08:00 +02:00
Anja
Yes I do
Social and Economic Impact
I am pleased to learn that our government is at last addressing the energy crisis with the seriousness it deserves and is taking steps to bolster the national grid's capacity. Despite our nation's modest size, South Africa ranks as the twelfth largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally. This underscores the urgent need for transitioning towards cleaner and more sustainable forms of electricity generation. A significant portion of our emissions stems from the electricity sector, where outdated and environmentally harmful methods persist. It's time to bid farewell to dirty air and embrace the potential of wind power.
2024-04-13 15:54:16 +02:00
Penny
No I do not
Other
Uneconomical, non recyclable, damaging to all life for minimal return.
2024-03-28 15:05:35 +02:00
Amanda
No I do not
Other
All the options given as reasons. We do not need another Kusile with the government taking care of themselves. Biogas plants using excrement, garden refuse, dog poo close to where they are will not only provide power but jobs too. Furthermore if the government does not put the onus on 20% of the population to pay for everything and steal what does come in, there will be money to fund repairs and expand into independent, local power supply to communities.
2024-03-25 12:02:27 +02:00
mike
No I do not
Visual Impacts
wildlife and nature reserves should be protected from this visual pollution