Drop the fas­ci­na­tion with wind energy

The Oban Times - - 10 Letters - Alastair Red­man, Is­lay.

Sir, It’s rather odd for the SNP’s Ni­cola Stur­geon to ac­cuse the UK gov­ern­ment of be­ing anti-busi­ness when her own ad­min­is­tra­tion has blocked both frack­ing and new nu­clear plants, both of which have the po­ten­tial to cre­ate thou­sands of jobs.

Many peo­ple in Scot­land are sup­port­ive of the sub­sidy cut. We don’t want to see wind farms cov­er­ing ev­ery part of ru­ral Scot­land, es­pe­cially when we al­ready have enough to meet our re­new­able energy tar­gets.

They cer­tainly don’t want to be bankrolling them from their elec­tric­ity bills at a level far above what is jus­ti­fied. The SNP has to drop this fas­ci­na­tion with wind energy and in­stead de­velop a bal­anced energy pol­icy, with a fo­cus on sources that are go­ing to keep the lights on.

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