The public has bought the myths of the vast wind energy industry
The enemy of good policy and fairness, in this case, is boredom. A vast and powerful industry has, with a certain cool daring, presented itself as if it were some sort of warm-hearted green charity, and has characterised anyone with reservations over individual sites as self-interested. The media and the public have, on the whole, bought it.
May 2, 2012
by Terence Blacker
in The Independent
The energy business presents itself as if it were some sort of green charity
After almost five years of being on the front line of a battle surrounding a proposed wind farm, I have begun to feel not unlike a turbine myself - buffeted by winds from different directions, turning wearily and often to little effect.
During that campaign, I have seen how one part of our national energy policy works on the ground. For all the doubts cast on the effectiveness of wind energy, and the arguments made over the impact of onshore turbines on landscapes and communities, the rush to... [continue via Web link]