Salmond’s defence of wind turbines reaps hurricane

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 11/10/2012

Alex Salmond has defended onshore windfarms, saying they do not spoil the countryside and actually make Scotland more attractive.

Campaigners branded the first minister “out of touch” last night – and warned that his stance on the issue would cost him victory in the independence referendum.

The SNP leader told delegates at a renewable energy conference in Edinburgh that he did not think there was any serious evidence that windfarms were incompatible with the landscape.

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