Wind farm folly

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Alan Black (Letters, 18 December) will be pleased to know that David Cameron shares his view that subsidies for onshore wind should be stopped, and told a 
liaison committee of MPs as much on Tuesday.

How ironic will it be if Scotland’s scenery is saved by Tories in Westminster? One would think a Tory Party would be fully behind a policy that only benefits the rich and powerful 
landowners in this country.

You would think the Green Party would not be in favour of an industry that destroys scenery, ancient peat bogs, kills birds and bats, uses concrete like there was no tomorrow and needs so much quarried stone.

One wind farm was calculated to need as much stone as a wall the height of the outer Berlin wall stretching 600 miles.

One would think the Labour Party would be against an industry where every single household, regardless of income, has to pay a subsidy from their electricity bill to foreign companies and landowners and yet they started all this and give no indication to date that they have changed their tune.

The pleasure of looking at unspoilt scenery is free, and you would think a party claiming to be for the common man would have protected this right.

The strangest thing of all is that, having put in their election manifesto in 2007 that wind farms would be mainly offshore, a nationalist government should have destroyed so much of this country’s greatest asset – its 
scenery.

Celia Hobbs

Peebles Road

Penicuik

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