National Trust director-general: Wind turbines are ‘beautiful’

February 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Dame Ghosh acknowledged that her views did not tally with those of the
National Trust’s chairman Sir Simon Jenkins – an outspoken critic of wind
turbines.

She said: “Simon has a fundamental, personal, aesthetic objection to wind
turbines.”

Dame Ghosh, who read history at Oxford, joined the civil service in 1979 as an
administration trainee in the Department of the Environment.

She was appointed permanent secretary at the Department of Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs in 2005, where she helped forge pro-wind policy until her
appointment as permanent secretary at the Home Office in January 2011.

As director-general of the National Trust, Dame Ghosh oversees a staff of
5,000 and a volunteer staff of 65,000.

Around 19 million visits were made to National Trust lands and properties last
year.

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