September 27, 2008

Ramblers Kick Up Dust

WALKERS will see a trebling in the number of large-scale wind farms in the countryside in the next three years, the Ramblers Association (RA) said yesterday.

In its response to the Department for Business's draft Renewable Energy Strategy, the RA complained that onshore wind farms would be erected at the expense of other renewables.

RA renewable energy campaigner Davie Black said new wind farms would be concentrated in exceptionally beautiful areas such as Northumberland, Yorkshire and Devon, and around the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

The Ramblers Association wants to see the Government improving energy conservation and energy efficiency, as well as backing every renewable technology at the UK's disposal - instead of focusing primarily on wind power.

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