I fully support proposals to have dozens more winds farms offshore around the UK, but i wonder what objectors will say.
In Norfolk recently objectors have used the excuse that the RAF claim wind farms create problems for their radar stations. Personally I feel this is all a load of old tosh as if they RAF are having problems picking up something just two miles away fro the shoreline, I would want to know why they didn't detect them hundreds of miles away where there are no wind farms at all.
With more and more fears about the stability of Russia and our dependence on Russian gas, anything that provides us with alternatives to fossil fuels has got to be good. Still, I guess it wont stop protesters complaining about it spoiling their views.
I remember when I was a councillor in North Norfolk being phoned up by a resident of a nearby village who asked my opinion on wind turbines. He asked if I would be happy to have one near where I lived. I said I would have no problem and preferred a wind turbine to a power station. He could not see the relationship between the two as he opposed wind farms full stop. We know we are terrible NIMBY's in this country, so surely having wind farms offshore is a sensible solution to the problem ?