I read so much about why we need windmills around our shores.

They are, of course useless, as in cold weather we get no wind and in our recent weather – if they remained standing – they would burn out.

We are an island, surrounded by sea power. A bridge across to the Isle of Wight with generators in its legs, would be far more practical, and so on around the coast.

If we are serious, why do we still build on flood plains?

Why are all new buildings, by law, not fitted with solar panels and triple glazing? Why are all our traffic lights working for 24 hours when most are only required for a few hours and many not at all?

Until the powers that be act sensibly how can we take them seriously? Too much talk, so little action.

Tom Jones, Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth,