Despite the general opposition, it seems the onshore wind turbine crusade is unstoppable.
Inverness, too, is being surrounded by these monstrosities, to the destruction of the celebrated Highland scenic attractions. There is even a proposal to bung some on the hill at Nigg as a welcome for the cruise ships at Invergordon.
There is a benefit to the UK’s trade deficit once the overseas manufacturers of the turbines have been paid, but it’s going to be small.
It is salutary to note that Germany is reaching the limit of its land-based wind-power production, with reportedly 21,000 turbines generating just 7% of its total electricity consumption. Some German regions are said to achieve up to 40% of their needs, but they are subject to the usual essential backup plant requirement, and to scenic ruination.
I hope that the proposal to put turbines smack in the middle of Peterhead is rejected out of hand, otherwise we’ll find one in Falcon Square in Inverness.
St Martins Mill,
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