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Who Surveys the Surveyors?  

Author:  | Economics, Property values, U.K.

Surveys and opinion polls are regularly quoted as proof of public support for wind power. They are referred to in proceedings at Westminster and Holyrood, in the statements and writings of ministers, civil servants and planners, in wind-industry publications and, frequently, in planning documentation. It is, therefore, quite proper to examine whether they are sufficiently robust for the uses to which they are being put. Although the press tends to take claims made by executive and industry sponsored energy-related surveys at face value, proponents of wind-power have alleged that they serve to mould rather than measure public opinion. This is a serious charge.

The Scottish Wind Assessment Project is an ongoing programme of research which seeks to collate existing studies and commission new research to promote a thorough investigation of the claims made for and against the use of wind-generated energy. It is supported by private donations.

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