Britain blows hot and cold on wind farms
But the industry has been arrogant, overbearing, greedy and bullying. It has often ridden roughshod over local communities and has mopped up the financial gains, giving little back. No wonder that, while wind power remains broadly supported, the industry is increasingly hated by those who have come into contact with it.
June 9, 2012
by Geoffrey Lean
in The Telegraph
The arrogant, greedy wind power industry is doing the most harm to popular opinion.
Hill Farm, Tallentire, is squeezed between two of Britain's loveliest landscapes, the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), just at the point where they most nearly touch each other. Yet work will begin there next month on erecting six 300ft wind turbines.
Local planners had rejected the wind farm because of its "harmful effect on the landscape", only to be overruled earlier this year by the Government's Planning Inspectorate. The men from Whitehall agreed that the turbines would "reduce... [continue via Web link]