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A back-of-an-envelope calculation would indicate that the £80M North Hoyle offshore windfarm will produce electricity at a cost of around 10 pence per kWh, and intermittently at that. This is at least three times the cost of more conventional generating methods.

I am in favour of the development of renewables, but should we not be choosing sites that are more economic than North Hoyle? The public may be prepared to underwrite a premium to introduce renewable resources , but there should be a limit to that premium and North Hoyle surely exceeds that.

Nick Dekker, 57, Maree Drive, Cumbernauld G67 4LW

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