21 Apr '12, 11pm

Wind power backed in Britain - but not by Donald Trump

Wind power backed in Britain - but not by Donald Trump

Wind farm image via Shutterstock The majority of both the British public support wind power, two new surveys have shown. Leading conservation group WWF Scotland has welcomed the findings ahead of billionaire developer Donald Trump's appearance before Scottish MSPs who are looking into a proposed wind farm . Mr Trump says plans for a new 11-turbine wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast are "financial suicide". A weighted poll by YouGov, undertaken on behalf of Scottish Renewables and including more than 1,000 respondents, reveals 71 per cent of Scots say wind power should play a part in its energy provision. A separate but similar UK survey last week by Ipsos MORI for RenewableUK showed two-thirds of residents back wind power. Dr Richard Dixon, Director of WWF Scotland, says, "We hope that Donald Trump reads this poll, as the results confirm that the people of Scotland over...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/energy/wind-power-backed-scots-...

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