Friday, 12 November 2010

Back Yard

It's sometimes surprising what is happening around your local countryside without really being aware of it.  There's been a lot in the news recently about the proliferation of windfarms over the Borders, and Scotland in general.  Southern Scotland certainly seems have it's fair share.  It's hard now to go somewhere without the ubiquitous windmills appearing on the horizon.   Whether you are for / against them is somewhat academic.  They are here now, and with Scotland aiming to produce 50% of it's power requirements by renewable means by 2050, there are only going to be more such projects.

With all the focus on the land, wind farms on the ocean have not been the focus of such attention.  It's fair to say the potential impact is less at sea, but I was a bit surprised to see the plans for the South East coast and the Firth of Forth...

Something I'll be having a look at.  More because I don't know much about them, than being prejudiced against them.

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