Britain’s wild and beautiful spots are havens for nature and draw visitors from around the world. But they also tend to be windy – and keeping them turbine-free might mean missing energy targets, new research has found. A study from Aberdeen University and Warwick Business School found that scenic sights are more likely to be turned down as potential sites for wind farms. However, keeping the top 10 per cent of most scenic places wind farm-free will limit the efficiency of wind and make it less cost-effective, the researchers said. It is the first study of how Britain’s beauty might affect its capacity for wind energy.
Telegraph 9th June 2021 read more »