Green energy strategy 'could damage landscape of the Highlands'
A CONSERVATION charity has claimed that Highland Council's renewable energy strategy could harm the area's landscape.
January 24, 2006
by John Ross
The John Muir Trust says the policy has a heavy bias towards onshore wind farms and prejudices moves to increase other green energy technologies that have less impact on the land.
However, the charity praises the council for trying to co-ordinate the development of renewable energy and says the Scottish Executive should draw up a national strategy.
The trust says it supports government moves to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through increasing the proportion of energy from renewable sources while reducing energy consumption. But it says this should be done with regard to the national importance of one of Scotland's key... [continue via Web link]