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Over one million Scottish homes now living in fuel poverty thanks to wind energy policies

(Editor’s Note: While this article is about the golf courses in Scotland, the second last paragraph is of interest. — DQ)

Turbines Are Well Below Par

The Scottish Government’s obsession with wind turbines looks set to bunker our most iconic golf courses.

The Scottish Government’s obsession with wind turbines looks set to bunker our most iconic golf courses.

Objections from Gleneagles Golf Resort to the erection of six giant turbines in the Ochil Hills have been ignored, despite the fact that a global audience of millions will watch the Ryder Cup to be staged there later this year.

But Gleneagles is only the latest to suffer this appalling desecration. Royal Aberdeen now has a 218ft  steel monster towering over the 14th tee.

Six 328ft turbines will be erected within sight of St Andrews’s world renowned Old Course. Marine Scotland has even invited bids  for a massive offshore wind farm directly in front of Turnberry Championship Golf Course in Ayrshire.

Golf generates hundreds of millions in tourist revenue annually and it is beyond comprehension how the SNP Government can continue to put this at risk.

The forest of useless wind  turbines already erected has sent energy costs soaring, forcing more than one million Scottish households into fuel poverty, while Scotland’s own emissions targets continue to go unmet.

The SNP Government has scored a bogey with its wind turbine assault on Scotland’s golf courses and it is time it got back on course with a sensible energy policy.

Struan Stevenson, MEP

The European Parliament,

Rue Wiertz, Brussels.

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