[quote="fitzcoraldo"]I totally agree Rhiannon. The energy used to create the wind farms would barely be recouped, plus it would all be at the expense of the destruction of one of our last true wilderness areas and a genuine CO2 sink.
Many of these wind farm developments appear to be little more than a scam, with greedy speculators chasing grants and subsidies. Hopefully local planners are now beginning to see past the hype and the bogus green credentials.
In this instance the scale was too large, and incredibly destructive of a peatland area; almost as if someone had said hey we don't want it in our backyard lets sling it on one of the Islands, and the greed by the developers was sickmaking; but like Jane says we have to face up to the question of climate change, who is going to make the change?
Tony Juniper in an article about shifting values, says that the marjority of people won't do things voluntarily, yet if we are moving towards the disaster of climate change, then perhaps we have to take on board the multi-nationals and all their nasty ways - the 'dark side' and learn to turn them towards our advantage...
If it had been only 5 turbines for the islanders would people have approved?...
Hello Moss , I think what Fitz was possibly suggesting and I certainly was , was that wind farms are not going to solve anything and are merely a sop for enviromentalists and the best tha could be said for them is that they will provide a minimal amount of additional employment and produce quite a lot of capital for the developers .
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22nd April 2008ce