Donald Trump lambasts ‘ugly, inefficient' wind farms after plans emerge to increase size of Menie turbines
"Alex Salmond must have a death wish. Other countries throughout the world are abandoning wind turbine projects and not building previously approved structures because the economics just don't work. Without subsidies from England, Scotland would not be able to sustain his folly."
August 6, 2012
by Frank Urquhart
in The Scotsman
Donald Trump has launched a fresh tirade against the "monstrous" wind farm he claims is threatening his future Scottish investment plans after the consortium behind the renewable energy development announced proposals to increase both the height and radius of the turbines.
Swedish electricity giant Vattenfall, which is spearheading the controversial plans for the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, close to the Menie estate golf resort in Aberdeenshire, has submitted fresh proposals to the Scottish Government to raise the maximum height of the turbines from 640 to 651 ft and the radius of the blades from 247 ft to 282ft.
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