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Councillor slams wind farm plans

Plans for a wind farm on mountains north of Swansea have been attacked as “a major scam” by a city councillor.Ioan Richard, who represents the Mawr ward on the council, has hit out at subsidies paid to wind farms. He says the project, which he estimates will cost £80 million, will receive £110 million income over 20 years at today’s figures. “The Renewable Energy Subsidy will be £236 million from the general public who do not want this ugly scam,” said Councillor Richard. “After 20 years the turbines will be scrap - but who is laughing all the way to the bank? “These figures have all been verified at today’s rates as a major scam. “It’s high time you, the general public, sat up and realised the folly of it at your expense,” he added.

Plans for a wind farm on mountains north of Swansea have been attacked as “a major scam” by a city councillor.Ioan Richard, who represents the Mawr ward on the council, has hit out at subsidies paid to wind farms.

He says the project, which he estimates will cost 80 million, will receive 110 million income over 20 years at today’s figures.

“The Renewable Energy Subsidy will be 236 million from the general public who do not want this ugly scam,” said Councillor Richard.

“After 20 years the turbines will be scrap - but who is laughing all the way to the bank?

“These figures have all been verified at today’s rates as a major scam.

“It’s high time you, the general public, sat up and realised the folly of it at your expense,” he added.

Plans for a wind farm on mountains north of Swansea have been attacked as “a major scam” by a city councillor.Ioan Richard, who represents the Mawr ward on the council, has hit out at subsidies paid to wind farms.

He says the project, which he estimates will cost £80 million, will receive £110 million income over 20 years at today’s figures.

“The Renewable Energy Subsidy will be £236 million from the general public who do not want this ugly scam,” said Councillor Richard.

“After 20 years the turbines will be scrap - but who is laughing all the way to the bank?

“These figures have all been verified at today’s rates as a major scam.

“It’s high time you, the general public, sat up and realised the folly of it at your expense,” he added.


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FEB 1 2007
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