News from the Natural World: The UK Government has passed a new law to replace all chimneys with wind turbines.
The controversial bill is known colloquially as the “The Santa Stopper Act”. The bill passed the House of Commons by a majority of 451 with 198. Resistance was expected in the House of Lords however the Bill was passed with by a large majority of 511 and 139 against.
The bill has become known as “The Santa Stopper Act” due to its highly controversial decision to ban all chimneys on new build homes in the UK and replace them with solo mounted wind turbines. The wind turbines would offer supplemental electrical energy alongside solar panels. The image of smoking chimneys and sleepy villages is certain to be an image of the past.
New law will replace chimneys with wind turbines
A typical home in the UK uses roughly 10,932 (kWh) of electricity every year (911 kWh per month). Depending on the average wind speed in the local area, a wind turbine rated in the range of 5 to 15 kW would make a significant contribution to this demand.