Prince Phillip (Zimbo)

Prince Philip has launched an outspoken attack on wind farms, branding them ‘absolutely useless’. He also described people who backed them as believing in a ‘fairy tale’.


The Prince’s views will be welcomed by critics who say the wind turbines, which can be up to 300ft tall, are noisy, spoil the countryside and drive up energy bills.


But the Government is determined to increase the proportion of electricity produced by the turbines as part of its environmentally friendly energy policies.


Energy Secretary Chris Huhne last month denounced opponents of the plans as ‘curmudgeons and fault-finders’ and praised the turbines as ‘elegant’ and ‘beautiful’.


According to today’s Sunday Telegraph, he told Esbjorn Wilmar, managing director of Infinergy, a firm that builds and operates turbines, that they were over-reliant on subsidies.


The newspaper quoted Mr Wilmar as saying: ‘He said they were absolutely useless, completely reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace. He said, “You don’t believe in fairy tales, do you?”



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Posted by mousiekins
Dated: 20th November 2011
Filled Under: Gossip, Royalty