As cracks appear in the UK Government over the issue of wind farms it seems Alex Salmond is taking a different stance.

 

On the day dissent emerged within the Coalition government, Alex Salmond was addressing a renewable energy conference in Glasgow.  What he said should be a warning to all rural communities across Scotland:-

 

"When I became First Minister in 2007, I inherited a target for 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity to be produced by renewable sources by 2020.

 

We now know that we can achieve much more than that, more quickly – having already exceeded our 2011 target.

 

In the light of that progress, I can announce that we have set a new interim target. By 2015, the equivalent of 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity demand will be met by renewable sources."

 

Which in a nutshell means more wind turbine planning applications being submitted for inappropriate locationss, more division in more rural communities, more pressure put on our councils, more over-riding of local democracy, more decisions being referred to the Scottish Government for decisions, more people condemned to noise nuisance and health impacts from more turbines placed closer to homes.

 

To read more:-

 

Left swinging in the wind

 

Energy secretary slaps down minister who called for end to wind farm sprawl

 

 

 

 


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