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Scotland has had enough of wind farms

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Scotland has had enough of wind farms Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33121557

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Rural Scotland has had enough of wind farms, say Scottish Tories

Subsidies for new wind farms should be scrapped as rural parts of the country have "had enough" of developments, the Scottish Conservatives have said.

The party said the move would save money for businesses and consumers and reduce the number of sites across Scotland.

The end of onshore wind subsidies was part of the Tory election manifesto.

The Scotttish government said it was "important we continue to support this vital industry".

It previously set a target of around 16GW to be generated by wind farms by 2020.

The Conservatives said figures showed the target had been "effectively surpassed" with 7.1GWs currently produced, while around 9GWs-worth schemes have been given the green light and other projects said to generate 4GWs are already in the planning system.

Scottish Conservative energy spokesman Murdo Fraser said: "Now that the SNP has effectively surpassed this ridiculous target it set itself, it's time to rein in yet more onshore wind developments.

"Rural Scotland has had enough, and so have businesses and consumers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scottish Tories? What both of them and their dog?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rural Scotland has had enough of wind farms, say Scottish Tories


Scottish Tories? What both of them and their dog?

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Tories tend to take a singular view of pluralism.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
Tories tend to take a singular view of pluralism.


And backwards view of what "progress" means.
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