14 Apr '11, 8am

Great story from @JessicaBG on Ecotricity and the lengths anit wind farm groups will go to:

Great story from @JessicaBG on Ecotricity and the lengths anit wind farm groups will go to:

An anti-wind farm group has been banned by the advertising watchdog from using exaggerated photomontages of proposed turbines to campaign against a planned £9m project in Stroud, just one day after councillors rejected the plan because of visual impact concerns. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) yesterday ruled that photomontages produced by the Save Berkeley Vale (SBV) campaign group illustrating Ecotricity's proposed 9.2MW Berkeley Vale wind park breached industry rules on 'misleading advertising' and 'substantiation'. The watchdog concluded that the group had placed wind turbines in the wrong place and overstated the length of the blades and height of the towers in the mock-up (below). On Tuesday, elected councillors in Stroud District rejected Ecotricity's planning application because of concerns the turbines would spoil the view, despite a recommendation from ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2043359/advertising-...

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