If only they were

Standing beside a windswept junction near Germany’s Baltic coast, Thea Funk points at a stretch of land to the north.

“They want to build 12 turbines up there, each one 240 metres high. And down there there are plans to put up more, somewhere between six and eight,” she explains, gesturing to a field across the road. “We’re going to be encircled.”

Behind her, 30-odd people line the road holding signs bearing anti-wind energy slogans. Residents of the Friedland Moor in northeast Germany, they are convinced their landscape is about to be destroyed for the gain of landowners and energy magnets.

The actual problem with the windmills of course being how little energy they attract.

4 thoughts on “If only they were”

  1. ‘They are convinced their landscape is about to be destroyed for the gain of landowners and energy magnets.’

    Idiot. It’s for Lefties to feel good about themselves.

    Landowners are happy to take advantage of stupid government.

    As for energy magnets . . . .

  2. Was back in the U.K. last month and was surprised not by the increased number of wind turbines blighting the landscape but that so few of them were actually turning even though there was a nice breeze going, at a best guess only a 3rd of them seemed to be doing anything and often only 1 or 2 out of a pack seemed to be going while the others were still

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