The aristocrats cashing in on Britain’s wind farm subsidies

Growing numbers of the nobility are being tempted to build giant wind farms on their estates by the promise of tens of millions of pounds being offered green energy developers.

With our Prime Minister’s wife’s immediate family and the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife a director of a Spanish Wind Farm constructor, there are far too many instances of self interest.

Sir Reginald Sheffiels, David Cameron’s father-in-law, last week admitted that he earns up to £350,000 from the wind farm on his Lincolnshire estate. Considering some fifty per cent of income is from surcharges on our electricity bills, that would suggest that he is on to a good thing.  Many other of our counties Aristos, many non resident in the UK, seem to be jumping on the band wagon, although it should be pointed out that many, including such as the Duke of Northumberland, are vehemently against wind farms. The Telegraph has been doing some interesting digging and this article is a must read.

Not all of Scotland’s Landowners are to blame-Update

Here is a very good article from Lord John Mackenzie, Earl of Cromartie and immediate Past president of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. He is a supporter of several local Wind Farm objections including Druim Ba, Wind farm Action, Corriemollie and Clath Liath. Read his article in Spiers Newsletter here

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