The country’s top minds are to be enlisted over claims of environmental damage caused by wind farms, it has been decided.
Holyrood’s Petitions Committee was considering claims from retired university Professor Dixie Dean that the mechanical vibrations transmitted through land-based turbines to the surrounding terrain lead to problems.
Prof Dean, a former business professor who has also worked in the field of mycology, says the impact will “devastate” the sand, soil and peat in the immediate area.
18 December 2007
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