The issue, of course, is the hideous cost of the subsidies needed to keep wind power as a viable concern. The Energy Minister is simply balancing his portfolio in a more rational manner. To get the political cover to take on the greens, he's using their own rhetoric.Several senior Tories, including Owen Paterson, the new Environment Secretary, also believe the wind farm “blight” has not been properly considered before allowing development. Mr Paterson will formally respond to a government review on the community benefit of wind farms shortly and is expected to warn about their impact on rural areas.Last night, [UK Energy Minister] Mr Hayes said: “We can no longer have wind turbines imposed on communities. I can’t single-handedly build a new Jerusalem but I can protect our green and pleasant land.
I'm continuously surprised that the Left is simultaneously convinced that they're smarter than everyone and yet find themselves out thought by their opponents. After the third or forth time this happened, you'd think they'd do some pondering.