Love of the Wild Lands of the Highlands tends to go hand in hand with opposition to wind farms, partly as it exactly those wild open spaces that wind farm developrs target. Wild Land News this time has a very good article on the peril of Wind Farms, especially in the Monaliadths. What we prefer to call the Loch Ness Ring of Steel.
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"The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 8oo turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station."
Sir Martin Holgate, Chief Scientist at the Department of the Environment of the British Government - October 2004
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