Needless Desecration

Of all the nonsense seeping across the Channel from the EU, the target of producing 20% of our energy through renewables by 2020 is the most damaging.

To support this fantastic figure the European Environmental Institute is demanding the government force through decisions on wind farms over the protests of local people.

But even leading environmentalists such as James Lovelock argue that wind turbines are inefficient, ruin the countryside, and have little impact on our emissions.

Rather than the output of 60% claimed, only 8% can be relied upon in winter months, so every wind farm needs to be backed up by a coal or gas fired station.

It is heartbreaking that 400 foot monstrosities will be placed on Clatto Hill overlooking miles of Fife countryside to the benefit of no-one but the venture capitalists.

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