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UK — This Addiction to Wind Farms has been a Disaster

Leo McKinstry — Express.co.uk — November 1, 2012

THE rash of wind farms across Britain represents the triumph of environmental dogma over common sense.

Wrecking the countryside, reducing our energy security and driving up our household bills, these ugly structures are nothing more than monuments to political folly.

Now at last one senior member of the Tory-led coalition has been brave enough to speak out. In a newspaper interview, Energy Minister John Hayes challenged the idea that Britain needs to keep building more wind farms. “Enough is enough,” he said, adding that it was “extraordinary” how energy companies had been “allowed to pepper the landscape against local wishes”. He had commissioned research to look at the negative side of wind power, including property blight, health risks, noise pollution and damage to the countryside.

Predictably the Liberal Democrats reacted with outrage, since they have always been noisy evangelists for the wind rush. “There will be no change in Government policy,” claimed the Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey, who went on to demand that “the coalition lives up to the Prime Minister’s pledge to make it the greenest Government ever”.

With imperious intolerance he has even banned Hayes from expressing any further views that depart from rigid green orthodoxy.    Yet Davey is on weak ground.   He is clinging to a strategy that is now falling apart because of its own failings and contradictions.

Public opposition to wind turbines is growing as their costly ineffectiveness becomes ever more apparent.

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One Comment on “UK — This Addiction to Wind Farms has been a Disaster”

  1. Donna Quixote November 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Isn’t it fascinating that the loony left liberals want to stifle ANYONE from disagreeing with them? The Energy Secretary has “banned” Hayes from making any more comments that don’t fall in line with the agenda?

    If that doesn’t scare the crap out of everyone who lives in a democratic society, it should!

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