Is this the price of clean fuel?
A massive wind farm could make the Hebridean island of Lewis the renewable energy capital of Europe. But not all environmentalists are happy about it.
August 10, 2006
by Peter Marren
in The Independent
It's a clean energy promoter's dream. Imagine an open landscape rolling for 40 miles. Then imagine 200 wind turbines twirling along the route like giant white daffodils. They will supply the energy needs of half a million homes and contribute around 6 per cent of the UK's renewable energy targets. Wouldn't you be proud to live nearby? Wouldn't you be overjoyed to know that a forest of turbines, each one the size of a jumbo jet, is helping to deliver a green'n'clean, low-carbon future?
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