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True to farm


With reference to the article about the British Wind Energy Association's conference, why hide behind euphemisms and denigration of the opposition if your case is good?

Gas fired, oil fired, nuclear power stations are spoken of, but wind 'farms'. A farm has connotations of a pastoral ideal - these are not farms, they are wind power stations!

Looking back to the 19th century at the many areas industrialised at the time, we say the awful despoilation of the countryside on such a grand scale could not happen again.

The wind blows most strongly in those few wild areas remaining. To despoil both the highest hills and the widest seas for the forseeable future is too high a price to pay.

Technology will advance, possibly achieving the dream of easily separating hydrogen out of water and burning this gas to generate electricity. These monstrous columns will remain.

Graham Tillyer, 5 Ben Austins, Redbourn, Herts

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