Wind farm plans 'desperate'
The MP's broadside follows the announcement of the second stage of the council's Somerset Wind Energy Initiative, designed to drive down carbon emissions while driving up production of electricity from renewable energy towards a target set at 11 to 15%.
July 20, 2006
by Chris Adler
in Sommerset County Gazette
CONTROVERSIAL plans for wind farms on land owned by Somerset County Council have been criticised as "desperate" by West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger.
He said this week the scheme could see wind turbines on school playgrounds.
Mr Liddell-Grainger told the County Gazette: "It seems the council would be willing to allow wind farms on any of its land.
"This could mean schools and day centres."
He added: "The idea is absolutely ridiculous and smacks of a money-making scheme dreamed up in financial desperation."
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