Embracing wind power is not just for city dwellers and young ‘uns. In this episode of Fully Charged, English farmer Chris Holmes (with a terrific British accent) speaks candidly about the wind turbine on his farm.
The farmer is located in Worcestershire, where the mighty wind blows his turbine to the tune of about 1,000 kilowatt-hours a week.
Holmes and host Robert Llewellyn address the noise the turbine makes (audible on very windy days), neighbors’ NIMBY stance to the turbine, the favorable feed-in tariff for wind power, and the initial cost of putting the turbine up on his property.
Holmes is introduced as a “farmer extraordinaire” in the video and I thought that might be going overboard… until I heard him outline how his turbine benefits him and how he envisions wind power in the rest of the UK. Extraordinaire, indeed.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.