Friday, June 04, 2004

Coming to a field near you

'The vociferous proponents of wind energy would have you believe that you cannot be anti–giant windfarms without being anti–energy conservation, anti–renewable sources and cravenly irresponsible.

'That's simplistic nonsense.

'... [L]et the Western Morning News stress for the umpteenth time that we are not anti–renewable energy. We do accept the need to tackle global warming. But as the newspaper which represents the people of the Westcountry, we cannot accept that the desecration which is about to be inflicted upon our lovely landscapes is justified or necessary.

...

'THE factual evidence from other countries of the failure of windfarms to make a really significant contribution, while damaging the local environment, is in itself sufficient reason to stop and take sensible stock.'