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2024-02-28 14:05:15 +02:00
Peter
Not fully
Lack of Public Participation
The right idea in the wrong place. Public participation will help prevent spoiling valuable treasures for tourism.
2024-02-28 10:15:37 +02:00
Bradley
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
When one looks at old wind generation hardware that has been put out of commission and buried in landfill as there is no way to recycle the materials, one realizes that the long-term impact on the planet is far worse than utilizing natural gas-generated energy for energy needs. Animals/birdlife harshly affected too. Many reasons to abandon this project.
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.
2024-02-24 10:21:05 +02:00
Dave
Not fully
Animal and Bird Impact
South Africa needs all the help in can get regarding additional power solutions. This will become a landscape issue. Communities must be involved and environmental studies must be carried out conclusively before embarking on such a mammoth but vital rollout.
2024-02-22 09:35:21 +02:00
Mark
No I do not
Protected Area Expansion Impact
2024-02-22 08:46:26 +02:00
Michael
Yes I do
Social and Economic Impact
I do not support lack of consultation with surrounding neighbours, nor wind turbines within conservancies or adjoining them. However, much of the Eastern Cape country is overgrazed, eroded, infested with alien vegetation, not productively used and with litter everywhere. These problems are much more of an eyesore than a wind turbine on a hill, and also much worse for the environment. An area of 45 ha is a small farm size and if that can reduce burning of coal or use of nuclear power (that generates radioactive wastes hazardous for generations) to produce electricity then I support such projects.
2024-02-21 23:34:07 +02:00
Domineque
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
2024-02-21 13:45:34 +02:00
Anél
No I do not
Other
2024-02-21 13:32:06 +02:00
Anli
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
2024-02-21 09:29:22 +02:00
Achim
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
2024-02-20 19:41:20 +02:00
Margaret
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
No further comments
2024-02-20 19:01:16 +02:00
Gloria
Not fully
Other
Surely the community need to be convinced that the site chosen is the best one possible with respect to nature. landscape, and amount of wind etc. It must be accepted that people need a supply of electricity especially Makhanda with its schools and university. However there does need to be consultation and reassurance!
I guess there will be a need for some sacrifice but only when there is good faith and truthfulness which are sadly lacking these days.
2024-02-20 18:57:22 +02:00
Jeeva
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
We have coal and we should be using the resource with air quality management devices installed in coal powered power plants . China is building ne coal plants. Windfarms are at another level of environmental damage that is covered up by proponents of alternate energy . so far this type of energy source has shown its negative impacts and its failure to perform to the alleged specifications.
2024-02-20 15:52:38 +02:00
Gerhard
Yes I do
No concern
The need to provide a balanced approach when addressing the development of WEF requires compromise. having reviewed pro's and con's I believe on balance the development is in the interest of the local community, and almost all South Africans.
2024-02-20 15:32:47 +02:00
Jamie
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
If there is any risk to wildlife and then tourism this is not worth it, it should not be visible from or have any direct or indirect impact on surrounding reserves and parks, which it seems it will.
2024-02-20 14:55:55 +02:00
Marietjie
No I do not
Nature and Wildlife Tourist Impact
2024-02-20 14:53:00 +02:00
N L
No I do not
Protected Area Expansion Impact
Concerned about location, life cycle, difficulty recycling blades and especially proper maintenance
2024-02-20 14:43:27 +02:00
Jan
Yes I do
Social and Economic Impact
We need sustainable energy in South Africa
2024-02-20 13:37:53 +02:00
Woutrine
Not fully
Animal and Bird Impact
Although I feel strongly about green energy, it has to be carefully situated.
2024-02-20 12:51:08 +02:00
steve
Yes I do
No concern
2024-02-20 12:26:05 +02:00
Hilton
Yes I do
No concern

Progress has drawbacks .
2024-02-20 12:05:52 +02:00
Paul
Yes I do
No concern
2024-02-20 11:07:38 +02:00
Wernard
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
2024-02-20 10:26:28 +02:00
Grenville
No I do not
Biodiversity and Noise-Related Impact
World wide windfarms are on the decline, the technology is already outdated. There are bladeless wind turbines, wind farms out at sea, wave technology and solar farms that have far less environmental impact, especially in such an eco-sensitive area. Due public participation should be allowed, and a proper impact study performed. The consequences could be detrimental to the environment and tourism, and thus local economies.
2024-02-20 10:13:53 +02:00
Laurie
Yes I do
No concern
We desperately need alternative clean energy. I think initiatives of this kind are essential
2024-02-20 10:04:55 +02:00
Casper Johannes
No I do not
Lack of Public Participation
2024-02-20 07:12:37 +02:00
Raymond
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
We do not need them. they do more damage to the environment then conventional coal burning power stations.
2024-02-19 20:52:46 +02:00
Haile
No I do not
Protected Area Expansion Impact
There's plenty of of alternative to do this, yet you lack that because you dont do enough research and lazy at that. Why choose the conservation area for wild animals? What do you expect the animals to do? Move? Where too? When us humans has taken so much.
2024-02-13 08:44:18 +02:00
Steven
No I do not
Animal and Bird Impact
There are far more efficient and less damaging methods of gaining power that also take up far less space and aren’t eyesore’s taking up an entire stretch of land.
2024-02-13 07:29:00 +02:00
Alison
Yes I do
Social and Economic Impact