an industrial powerhouse in tuscia will decimate a bucolic landscape and Ancient heritage
The effect on the bucolic landscape in the Comune of Orvieto
Everyone is aware of the need to change our energy production away from fossil fuels to renewable sources, but there is no sense in installing renewable energy plant at the cost of ruining the landscape, rendering agricultural land sterile and useless. Governments must devise a strategy which increases green energy production without destroying pristine landscape. This is possible. In Italy there are hundreds of thousands of existing roof structures, industrial and agricultural, which could be used for photo voltaic generation. Similarly, there are motorway and railway cuttings which would also be suitable. Giving the individual the ability to produce also increases energy responsibility, potentially reducing waste.
Italy has almost 8000km of coastline, so the choice of offshore sites for wind turbines is enormous. Offshore wind sited 30km from the coast makes them imperceptible from the land, where any wind is more consistent, and their effect of landscape is negligible
The bucolic historic Tuscian landscape has been targeted for green energy production because of its proximity to the TERNA electrical power station in Civitavecchia but for anyone who has made their life choice to live in the beautiful Tuscian clean countryside the prospect of hundreds of wind turbines is one of the worst nightmares.
The mad gold rush to produce green electricity is yet another opportunity for wealthy financiers and corporations to reap profit at the expense of countryfolk who DO NOT benefit from any free electricity or subsidy. Governments and administrations are being strong-armed into lucrative contracts, bypassing planning legislation, in order to plant structures which are totally unsuitable within a rural setting.
Ten facts why wind turbines should not be built in Tuscia:
One Data shows there is insufficient wind in Tuscia to render onshore wind farms an efficient source of green energy, Italy is a country of sun, not wind.
Two A 200 metre high wind turbine needs a foundation 12 metres deep and requires 2200 tons of concrete, 628 tons of steel and 830 tons of sand . Wind turbine installation poses a serious risk to local aquifers and water table, apart from the huge use of resources.
Three Tuscia is primarily known for the countless ancient historical Etruscan and Roman sites that would be severely impacted by the installation of the turbine structures and installation of electrical wiring, piping and access roads.
Four Wind turbines are a death sentence to tourism affecting local economies.
Five Wind turbines create 'dirty electricity'. Electromagnetic waves are generated by the conversion of wind energy to electricity. This conversion produces high-frequency transients and harmonics that result in poor power quality. These high frequencies can flow along the wires (dirty electricity) and along the ground, thereby causing ground current.
Six Farm animals will not graze near a wind turbine because of negative vibrational waves, noise and dirty electricity
Seven Soil becomes sterile from dirty electricity because insects and worms move away from large areas around wind turbines, destroying agriculture
Eight The rotation of blades frequently kills local and migratory birds and bats.
Nine Any dwelling such as a hotel, farm or agriturismo within 5km of a wind turbine farm will decrease in value by an average of 30%
Ten The visual effect of a wind turbine has no place in a rural setting where people are living close by
There are plans to install 124 wind turbines in tuscia, the lake of bolsena, near orvieto, tuscania, viterbo, farnese, and valentano