In a follow up to my previous blog, the wife of climber, writer and broadcaster, Tom Weir, presented her 4,500 strong petition to the First Minister Alex Salmond at Bute House in Edinburgh.
The Stop Highland Windfarms petition states: "We the people from all over the world who love Scotland, petition First Minister Alex Salmond and Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to stop the reckless siting of wind turbines in Scotland."
Rhona Weir was on stv news last night and made some good points about the spread of the useless windfarms across Scotland.
One question she asked was what happened to all the old windmills and concrete bases etc when the windmills are no longer of any use ?
I think that once the windmill circus moves on from Scotland in search of bigger and better subsidies elsewhere then we will see the windmills fall into disrepair. There will probably be haggling over whose responsibility it is to remove the metal bits for scrap and that the taxpayer will end up paying.
California is further down the road with the windmill building madness and they have 14,000 rusting hulks at the moment...
Hopefully all the metal will be removed for scrap but unfortunately the concrete bases will probably just get covered over in soil and left in situ.......
Often it is ancient peatlands and woodlands that are removed to clear the way for the concrete foundations and associated metaled roads etc. They will be lost forever.
This concrete foundation obviously wasn't up to the job. Maybe we could drag the whole thing out in a oner...
Hopefully the First Minister Alex Salmond will pause to reflect after receiving this petition. But I'm not hopeful. Like with the EU, the SNP are deaf and blind to any alternative view when it comes to windmills.