Face energy reality; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES & COMMENT DEBATE.
* SIR - Jan Morgan Dub tells us about feed in tariffs and local energy to meet local needs etc but as ever never quite can tell us how this energy is to be created (Letters, April 19).
So in the ethos of public service here's two possibilities for her to mull over. Firstly there is nuclear: A thorium thorium (thôr`ēəm) [from Thor], radioactive chemical element; symbol Th; at. no. 90; at. wt. 232.0381; m.p. about 1,750°C;; b.p. about 4,790°C;; sp. gr. 11.7 at 20°C;; valence +4. reactor could be constructed in Burry Port Burry Port (Welsh: Porth Tywyn) is a small town five miles outside the larger centre of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the Loughor estuary.
The town is home to a harbour and is where Amelia Earhart landed as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic just south of the railway line by the B4331, creating vast amounts of energy and many hundreds of local construction jobs - the government has even promised to give extra cash to communities who allow the storage of nuclear waste in their localities, so it would be quids in all round. Then there is shale gas
Shale gas is natural gas produced from shale. Because shales ordinarily have insufficient permeability to allow significant fluid flow to a well bore, most shales are not sources of natural extraction. There is probably 40 years worth of gas trapped in the rocks of Carmarthenshire - why not frack them and enjoy the many "benefits" this would bring? And yet Jan Morgan Dub refuses, it seems, to even contemplate these energy sources that would mean her and her friends would never have to look at another turbine again. Her and other windy nimbys' reticence to give their support to energy sources such as the ones listed above show all too well why windy nimbyism has always been just a long runaway from making decisions on energy policy. Recent polls have shown that two thirds of us support wind farms and only 8% are fanatically opposed - time to face reality Jan!
NIGEL BAKER Pontcanna, Cardiff