After the tense wind farm report, Countryfile viewers will show “the highest level of hypocrisy”
After discussing the topic of wind farms in the latest episode, COUNTRYFILE viewers lashed out at the “hypocrisy” of the BBC program.
The host Charlotte Smith submitted a special report on the impact of offshore wind farms on the English countryside.
Smith interviewed a series of people for the show, including a farmer. He took the government to the High Court on the matter because he was worried about the government’s impact on the environment.
“Offshore wind farms, for some clean, green energy futures,” Smith began her report.
“For others, there is a stain on the horizon, and there will be more stains-19 places along the coast have been designated for wind farms.
“Now, if the government gives them all the approvals, they will help generate enough electricity to power every household in the country by 2030.
“But the new front is being drawn around their environmental impact, not offshore but inland.”
The speaker went to Norfolk, where the Vanguard wind farm is located, which will become one of the largest wind farms in the world and will be managed by a Swedish company.
If the wind farm is approved, the company will need to build 105 landing sites, which are cables at the intersection of ocean and land.
The landing site will then provide energy for 386 substations that load electrical loads onto the national grid.
Farmer Ray Pearce was dissatisfied with the construction plan and sued the British government to the High Court for defense.
“You will lose agriculture for a long time,” he told Smith.
“You will also promote climate change by producing hundreds of kilometers of cables. If we are a cliff, then this is the wrong approach.”
Smith retorted: “Some people will argue that you don’t want this in your backyard.”
“It’s about the government taking a strategic view of this sustainable energy,” Lei responded.
Countryfile viewers were shocked by this section and pointed out the benefits of renewable energy.
Quel surprises, Nimby’s hypocrisy, the highest level. #windfarms #countryfile #ClimateCrisis #renewableenergy,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added: “I don’t believe this argument about offshore wind farms based on trenches required for cables. Of course, not ideal but much better than using fossil fuels and nuclear energy? Unlike HS2 or road expansion, trenches can be restored. And return the land? #countryfile,” another wrote.
The third person wrote: “@countryfile Offshore Wind Farm. It’s just not in front of his house. #??File.”