OLD style windmills dot the Australian rural landscape. They were once critical for pump watering from bores, creeks and dams to tanks to water sheep and cattle.
Wind turbines are a variation on the old theme. There are apparently 3,421 wind turbines in the UK mostly build for electricity generation; two-thirds of these are owned by foreign companies that apparently make most of their money from government subsidies generated by the wind farms.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, apparently disapproves of them.
That’s according to a private conversation he had with Esbjorn Wilmar, the managing director of a leading wind farm company.
Buckingham Palace won’t deny or confirm the conversation. Curious that Mr Wilmar was so keen to pass on the Duke’s views given the Duke is so critical of his business.
Read more at the Telegraph:
Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh By Jonathan Wynne-Jones