Wind farms

Tessa Packard (Letters, 7 June) is correct both emotionally and intellectually in her reaction to wind farm developments in the Lammermuirs.

At 10am on 7 June, the production of electricity from all the array of wind turbines in the UK (2,800, 1,186 of which are in Scotland) was just 4 megawatts of power. In the previous 24 hours only one-tenth of 1 per cent of UK electricity was produced by wind.

Even another 10,000 turbines would make no inroads into the budget.

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The only guaranteed budgets that benefit from wind farms are those of landowners and developers. Budget cutbacks are long overdue.


Blair Atholl