Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WHAT WILL ARGYLL ARRAY DO TO TIREE?

Here's an essential update on the proposed wind turbine farm off the coast of Tiree, courtesy of An Tirisdeach's online version:

... The meeting heard how plans to site between 300 and 500 giant wind turbines (some up to three times the height of Skerryvore) between the land and the lighthouse would require major structural alterations to the Island including a building the size of a football pitch to house the equipment to convert the electricity when it comes ashore and up to 4,000 square meters of office buildings. In answer to a question from a resident, Ralph Thornton admitted that there was no way the islanders could stop the wind farm from going ahead if consent is given by the Scottish Energy Minister ... READ MORE

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