Three years ago, my local council received a planning application for six new wind turbines. Wind turbines had sprung up around my village for some time, but these six would be much taller than before. In the past, plans for new wind turbines had been welcomed by some and resisted by others – but this time, public support was almost unanimous. Our community wanted these turbines because they could work more effectively than the small ones – the higher up you go, the windier it gets, the more homes that can be powered. Unfortunately, our local councillors disagreed, deemed it an eyesore and refused permission.