Wind power is good. If you have the wind, extract the power!! But many of these wind turbines are in positions where they can be seen by villages without directly impacting on the view from the villagers' windows. If the proposed new "El Puntal" wind farm is simply going to peep over the top of our mountain and look at the village, then fine, but if it is due to be planted on our side of the mountain, then why has a nameless, faceless Malaga official, who probably doesn't even know where we are, been allowed to rubber-stamp the transformation of a picturesque village into a "wind farm with adjoining village"?
How are 13 wind turbines and a number of control buildings going to look as they peer ominously down from a position directly above our village?
I am sure we will still have power cuts when we least expect them, even with all these electricity producing behemoths within walking distance.The Urbanistic Section of the Provincial Comission in Malaga has officially appproved the building of the so-called "El Puntal" windfarm in the "Sierra de los Caballos" in Sierra de Yeguas (a protected area). Approval was published in the Boletin Oficial de la Junta de Adalucia.
13 turbines together with several control buildings are planned plus a 16 Km high voltage line connecting SdY to Estepa.
I am sure the price of electricity will not fall - it might even go up as they make us pay for the building of them.
It all makes me wonder whose back pocket is getting fatter.