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2024-02-29 17:08:46 +02:00
Laetitia
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
The turbines, which are placed on the top of the hills and stand very high , threaten the scenic views and biodiversity of Makhanda, the Albany landscape and the Addo Elephant National Park.
It would be an atrocity to harm nature in this way and it would also have a very negative impact on tourism. Once this beautiful area is spoiled by manmade technology, it can never be repaired. Countless endangered birds could also be killed in the process by the wind turbines.
2024-02-29 15:48:12 +02:00
Irene
No I do not
Other
All the above concerns will have negative impacts on the environment, tourism, the economy in particular.
2024-02-29 09:08:46 +02:00
Nic
No I do not
Social and Economic Impact
Wind farms are NOT GREEN - look at the concrete foundations, the turbine blades which have a limited life are indestructible and all go to land fill for last there for centuries! As does the concrete base.
Lethal for birdlife and bird migrations - which impact the whole ecological chain.
Visual impact is SHOCKING! which impacts tourism and sense of place for tens of kilometres from the actual farm.
There are better options. NO WIND FARMS!
2024-02-27 17:08:25 +02:00
Paul
Not fully
Lack of Public Participation
2024-02-26 12:51:40 +02:00
Lynette
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
I concur with ALL concerns given by participants on this matter.
2024-02-22 15:30:45 +02:00
Irene
Not fully
Animal and Bird Impact
Besides an eyesore and a blight on the landscape, the impact on all lifeforms has not been properly investigated. What impact will they have on the environment when they have reached the end of their lifespan and nees to be disposed of? The heavy traffic on the country roads are destroying the roads and are extremely dangerous to drive. Who will be covering that cost? Why has there not been proper due diligence conducted?
2024-02-22 08:25:19 +02:00
Phillipa
Not fully
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-21 12:00:45 +02:00
Sonja
Yes I do
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-21 08:39:55 +02:00
Birke
Not fully
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
2024-02-20 22:07:51 +02:00
Oliver
No I do not
Lack of Public Participation
Main concern is that there has not been much public participation, all the other concerns require public participation to be able to have a clean record and transparent reasons with countermeasure if required
2024-02-20 18:32:57 +02:00
Tim
Yes I do
No concern
I support the addition of further windfarms as they are essential to our energy transition in pursuit of a bigger objective. I'm aware that some people find them unsightful but besides that it's my understanding that all wind farms are only permitted to proceed after having passed a very rigorous environmental impact study and any negative impacts are countered in appropriate ways. They also provide considerable ongoing income to the neighbouring communities as well as some additional jobs.
2024-02-20 16:30:37 +02:00
Denise
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-20 16:04:20 +02:00
Lolly
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
Wind Turbines are NOT the solution. It has proven to be a failure in other countries . In the USA whales died, birds worldwide are killed by these turbines. They are ugly monstrosities that pollute our earth when their lifespan is done. There are turbine graveyards scattered all around the UK ( one of many in the world).They are NOT green energy! We will not have our beautiful wildlife affected by these turbines nor our beautiful countryside.
2024-02-20 15:24:09 +02:00
Ingrid
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
I object to this proposal. I believe there are better forms of renewable energy that should be considered long before wind turbines are used. Please seriously consider the impact on the birdlife - I know not everyone cares for the environmental impact, however the ripple effect of the environment impact directly affect the local communities pockets in that ecotourism will be sorely impacted, as well as having far more palatable options available make it no sense to continue with turbines. Think solar.
2024-02-20 13:47:48 +02:00
Jack
No I do not
Lack of Public Participation
The question here is: Who owns the property where the turbines are going to be placed. If it a cadre then of course I understand why public participation was not asked for. Please be open and let us have our say. We need the power but what will we loose over the period these machines are pperating and expanding.
2024-02-20 12:36:39 +02:00
Anthony
Not fully
Protected Area Expansion Impact
South Africa needs more electricity renewable generation, and thus this wind farm is a public good.

I am less concerned with some views that this will affect the environment. However I believe that with suitable design and implementation, this could be minimised. However, suitable impact and mitigation studies do not seem to have been done yet.
Before this project proceeds, a proper impact study should be done.
However, the environmental and ecological impact such as reduction in CO2 production, removal of pollutants from the atmosphere by avoiding generation by fossil fuels should be balanced against this.

As for tourism impact, I am less concerned. Opponents of renewable energy often bring up the effects tourism, the views, and so on as an excuse and play in to local communities tendency to have a 'not in my back yard' viewpoint. These should be balanced by the good this project will bring.

However
2024-02-20 12:30:30 +02:00
Wendy
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
If this useless corrupt government had done some maintenance etc we wouldn't be in the mess we are in. What about nuclear power its cleaner and the wind turbines don't last forever.
2024-02-20 12:29:47 +02:00
eugene
No I do not
Other
Ok, let the lefties there get it going...and then in 5 years make the calculations and they will see it is far more expensive than coal-powered electricity. And then they can also count all the dead birds as well.
2024-02-20 11:57:08 +02:00
Martina
Yes I do
Lack of Public Participation
A wind farm producing alternative and clean energy is absolutely welcome. Please ensure that citizen affected by the build are consulted and included in this process.
2024-02-20 11:53:36 +02:00
Hans
Not fully
Lack of Public Participation
Tapping into wind energy is a component of the green energy revolution and is, of course, far to be preferred over relying on fossil fuels much longer.
However, part of a sustainable energy transformation must include that the bullying tactics - such as displayed by big oil and coal companies – be ended. That means that EIAs and public participation must at all times be guaranteed, all facts and information must be made accessible, so that the best solution can be found into which everybody can reasonable be expected to buy in.

2024-02-20 11:17:38 +02:00
Jan
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-20 10:52:45 +02:00
RB
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
2024-02-20 09:46:26 +02:00
jeanne
Not fully
Other
There are a number of reasons why I do not fully support the proposed Albany Wind Farm, first of course, once again the government is just going about doing what ever they want without the public's knowledge or agreement, there has been no public meetings informing the population in that area or any where in South Africa for that matter of what the government wants to do in the pretense of helping Eskom with electricity supply, secondly there seems to have been no study of the impact that wind farm with have on the enviroment , thirdly the animal and bird life would be serverly impacted, no thought given to them, now to come to the population, their homes, their land, rural people, business's who in that tourist area, will now have a lost scenic
area, what was attractive will be spoilt, I am all for alternative ways of getting electricity but ways must also take into account the area and the population, why must the be turbine larger than the Eiffel , why place any turbine on the highest hill tops, why put 1000 of those turbines all in one place, why can there not be smaller turbines and placed in different areas so as to impact less, why not study the areas where ever they are properly and then having studied the area, speak to the population, find their views, address their concerns, in other words don't just do and to hell with the population, the government may govern ???? (which they are NOT doing) but they do not own South Africa, South Africa belongs to the population , the population on the whole have a say of what the government does and does not do. These blocked way of thinking of the government needs immediate surgery to unblock them, the dead and useless must be removed and some new pieces installed. If ever South Africa is to recover from this major illness, there must be immediate and lasting treatment done.
2024-02-19 09:36:09 +02:00
Michael
No I do not
Visual Impacts
Normally environmental lobbyists hold South Africa back eg fracking in the Karoo which would have created jobs and boosted South Africa economically, but I absolutely hate these wind farms. They are hideous , destroying the skyline near Cookhouse EC, J-Bay, Humansdorp and various other places. Also, how effective are they? Especially when the wind doesn't blow. And how clean is the energy anyway? How many abnormal load trucks travelling at 20km/h does it take to transport the various components to the top of the mountain range? What is the life span of these farms? Can the components be disassembled and recycled? What about the large raptors, herons etc that get killed by these abominations?
2024-02-18 07:49:13 +02:00
Riley-Jane
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
2024-02-13 14:41:09 +02:00
Mary Rose
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
These are unsightly, are not the great energy providers as the story is spun, and kill many birds, some of which are endangered. There are other ways of gaining what is thought these wind turbines give. Use those
2024-02-13 12:35:03 +02:00
Didier
Not fully
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
Wind turbine are what will call diffuse energy. It is easy to make people believe how green it is, but the reality, it has a greater negative impact in nature than coal.

The most efficient and greener energy, is the so controversial nuclear.

Stop staring at what corrupt elites want you to see. Look broader, and if you are open-minded and smart, you will understand.
2024-02-13 11:56:33 +02:00
Alan
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-13 11:41:33 +02:00
Elna
Not fully
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
Thourough research needs to be done on the impact of the environment and animal and bird life in the area. You cannot move the addo elephant park somewhere else.
2024-02-13 09:09:56 +02:00
Anton
No I do not
Lack of Public Participation
There definitely needs to be more more public participation to ensure transparency and no corruption. Everything the ANC touches is corrupt.