The RSPB has had a green energy scheme with Scottish and Southern Energy since 2000. It was one of the first, one of the best and one of the most successful green energy schemes around. But, the scheme closes on 31 March this year. I have moved my custom to another green energy provider.
I seem to remember that much of their initial boost to 'green energy' was from increased efficiency from existing hydro-electric schemes without drowning any new valleys - which is about as green as you can get.
Green energy that damages the enviroment, which includes all the peat dug up during the construction phase!
Is this a very roundabout way of saying that SSE want to put windfarms in places RSPB isn't happy with ? Maybe you can't answer that ?
But if it is the case well done RSPB for stepping back from tainted money, and SSE - and any other windfarm operators planning to put windfarms in conflict with birds - please do think again. Green energy that damages the environment isn't actually green energy at all.
About time! Now that Golden Eagles are being shot so that wind farms can be placed on estates [see raptorpolitics.org.uk ] with no large birds of prey in evidence the RSPB could not continue this practice regardless of £1 million gained from the scheme.
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