The wind farm rush is still on here in the Highlands with developers and landowners looking to make vast profits for inefficient wind power paid for by all of us on our energy bills. Developers proposals are now threatening Ben Wyvis with Glenmorie and Clach Liath wind farms and it looks like there will soon be a stretch of monster turbines from Novar to Fairburn on virtually every hill.
On the Glenmorie propaganda they say the site layout has been specifically designed to minimise impacts on Golden Eagle flight patterns. Yes but what about the wind farm next door or the one next door to that? Are we really supposed to believe these birds and other raptors will manage to miss all of them? It will be impossible to protect them. If all these proposals get planning approval I hope the RSPB will hang their heads in shame as the reports of bird deaths flood in – that is supposing anyone bothers to report them!
Check out the map at Highland Council to see what is proposed. Or go to windfarmaction.wordpress.com and alansloman.blogspot.com for lots more information. If you have time read the older posts too as they have been debating wind farms for quite a while.
Everyone should write to their MP and the Scottish Government – this is not acceptable development. Perhaps we should all refuse to pay that portion they take from us on our electricity bills to pay for the subsidies on wind farms until they listen to us.