Glyndebourne’s wind turbine and its carbon emissions by helicopters

Glyndebourne Opera House wants to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. This is a very worthy aspiration. The opera house has applied for and succeeded in getting permission to put up a 850kW wind turbine the pole of which will be 44m high. It will have three rotor blades having an overall diameter of 52m; the overall height would be around 70 metres. There have been some objections on aesthetic grounds because the turbine will be located on the South Downs and some think that the helicopter style blades of the turbine will spoil the beauty of the place. Continue reading