Look to sea for energy alternatives
The wind farms will require massive excavation of this ultra-sensitive and increasingly rare area, with consequent disturbance to the fragile ecosystem and hydrology, including the release of damaging gases to the environment.
Dava Moor is also an invaluable wildlife corridor, running from the River Spey to the River Findhorn, for a huge array of bird life which will be vulnerable to the wind turbines....The SNP Scottish Executive needs to reassess the renewable energy policies of the previous Labou-led administraton to bring an end to the land-grab that has ensued around Dava Moor and elsewhere in the Highlands.
August 29, 2007
in Strathspey Herald
THE cumulative impact of five proposed wind farms on Dava Moor - an area of stark beauty - will be devastating, according to the protestors. We agree.
There is, of course, the obvious visual intrusion of around 130 wind turbines as much as 140 metres in height; an estimated 30 miles of new roads and tracks and, of course, giant pylons to take the power to the National Grid.
But there are other impacts not quite so visible to the naked eye, but equally important, that need to be considered when the applications come forward.
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