Landowners’ ‘massive’ turbine profits

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With reference to last week’s story, ‘Farmers give wind farm the thumbs up’, [project developer] Banks Renewables and landowners keep trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public by stating that investment in wind farms will benefit the local economy.

Over several years now I have been reading how inefficient wind farms are and how they are costing consumers and tax-payers a fortune in subsidies.

The people who are making massive profits at our expense are the landowners, so it is no wonder that our local farmers are giving the Birneyknowe project their backing. They just have to sit back while the cash rolls in whether electricity is being produced or not.

Richard Page