Prince Harry’s concern over ‘visual impact’ of wind farms

May 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Harry’s comments will be seized upon by critics of wind farms who have
labelled them a blot on the landscape.

The Prince’s grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh reportedly raised other
concerns about the renewable energy source in 2011, labelling them totally
reliant on subsidies.

When Esbjorn Wilmar, managing director of the wind farm firm Infinergy,
suggested to the Duke at a reception that he should build wind turbines on
royal land, he said Philip told him “they were absolutely useless,
completely reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace”.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change hopes that offshore wind farms
can provide up to 15% of electric needs by 2020.

But that will require around £8 billion of investment in transmission
infrastructure such as platforms, cables and substations.

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