12:46pm Wednesday 18th September 2013
IT IS noticeable that people who hide behind pseudonyms in your online comments section of the letters page are more likely to be dismissively critical and factually inaccurate than those who are willing to be identified. The contributions of ‘Teifion’ and ‘Taff 2010’ in your September 11 edition are an example of this.
Both falsely claim that Friends of the Earth is opposed to most developments.
They fail to realise that when environmental organisations oppose a certain development it is because they are in favour of something better.
Throughout its history, Friends of the Earth has campaigned for a wide range of cleaner and more efficient technologies that result in environmental, health and economic benefits. This has helped to reduce pollution and to create the rapidly growing green economy which, according to the CBI, now employs almost 1,000,000 people in the UK.
In the case of the planned South Hook power station, we welcome the Combined Heat and Power technology it intends to use because it significantly increases efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions, and avoids the fish-killing and environmentally- damaging water cooling system that is used at the Pembroke power station.
Although our support for this energy efficient technology was clearly stated in the Western Telegraph report on September 4 and, ‘Teifion’ and ‘Taff 2012’, in their haste to criticise, have chosen to ignore it.
As two sites were proposed for the power station, one inside of and one outside of the National Park, we believe that the latter option should be chosen.
GORDON JAMES Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth
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