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NEW CONSULTATION DATES Get down and see for yourself...Questions to ask on this page.

Updated: May 5, 2023

CONSULTATION EVENTS


Following on from their NON-STATUTORY PUBLIC CONSULTATION back in October 2022, BOOM POWER will post a brochure and feedback form soon to local residents and businesses at the start of their STATUTORY CONSULTATION.


They will be holding 4 local in-person events where they will share details of the scheme and will have representatives of the project team available to answer any questions stakeholders may have.


Members of the local Community are encouraged to attend these events so that they can find out more and also ask their own questions.


The event dates and venues are:


· Tuesday 16 May from 2pm to 8pm at Loftsome Bridge Hotel, Wressle


· Wednesday 24 May from 2pm to 8pm at Boothferry Golf Course, Spaldington


· Saturday 10 June from 2pm to 8pm at Bubwith Leisure Centre, Bubwith


· Tuesday 13 June from 2pm to 8pm at Howden Shire Hall, Howden


There are many questions that need asking:


  • An investigation earlier this month claimed that up to 40 per cent of the UK's solar farms use panels made by Chinese companies accused of using labour supplied by prison camps in Xinjiang province, home to the Uighurs. Do boom know where there panels are made?


  • Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) think-tank, says solar energy makes no sense in this country and the many miles of panelling are likely to do more harm than good. Why are they even building them in the UK?


  • Solar developers like to claim that sheep can graze alongside the rows of panels, but at a 60-acre site in Crinacott Solar Farm, in the south west of England, the grass cannot grow in the permanent shadows cast by the panels and as an established site the grass has just died off. There were no sheep now, the only noise was the low humming from the electrical transformers. The sheep are just a way of appealing to the general public and they will not be there for long this is not long-term.


  • Regards to disposal Dr Peiser says this is already a danger in countries where solar energy was adopted earlier. 'Often, old panels are not recycled, just dumped,' he says. 'Dig a hole, dump them, cover the hole. The countries with a lot of sun, particularly in the developing world, don't have the recycling facilities. And they don't really care. but 'In the UK we don't have a big problem yet because the solar panel boom started only about ten to 15 years ago. 'The real problem will happen in a few years when they are no longer efficient and have to come down. These issues haven't been fully thought through.' How will they be successfully disposed of when we don't even know how to dispose of them now?


  • Dr John Constable, director of the Renewable Energy Foundation. 'We've got a growing population so within a couple of decades we'll be 50 per cent dependent on imported food. Thanks to a loophole in the planning system, Dr Constable believes solar farms are a good way for developers to turn lower-grade farmland into 'brownfield' land, potentially allowing them to be built over in future. 'These batteries can store solar power, but owners will also use them to buy and store energy from the Grid when it's cheap and then resell for a much higher price when it's in demand,' he says. The fact it is very expensive for the consumer is neither here nor there. The solar schemes are almost incidental. Is it the battery storage that is behind the scheme? ask about battery storage. it will be noisy it will be harmful to the environment.


  • France has announced plans to fast track renewable energy by mandating car parks nation-wide be covered by solar panels. Why are we not doing the same?


  • Germany has focussed on rooftops first, with 80% of its solar power coming from panels that generate little public opposition, again why is the UK building on Food Land


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