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Wind power delivers too much to ignore

21 January 2013 by Reg Platt

Although aesthetic concerns need to be heard, qualms about wind’s reliability are wide of the mark, argues energy policy researcher Reg Platt

THE location of the British Isles at Europe’s wild and windy western fringe does not always seem like a blessing. But in one important respect it is: the UK has the greatest potential for wind power, both onshore and offshore, of any European country.

Onshore wind power has expanded steadily across the UK in recent years and is a key plank of the country’s commitment to greening its electricity supply. But as the turbines have gone up across the countryside, so has the level of opposition. Wind power has become a deeply divisive issue in British politics.

Read more: Wind power delivers too much to ignore – opinion – 21 January 2013 – New Scientist.

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