Everybody's windmill

It’s not for everyone but the Scottish Executive is pushing to have local authorities allow residents to put mini wind turbines on their roofs. Personally, I’d find these five bladed turbines a pleasant and inspiring sight, and they’re practically noiseless, but there will always be NIMBYs.

Gillian Bishop, a spokesman for Views of Scotland, an umbrella organisation representing wind farm protesters, said the devices would achieve little and could be more controversial than satellite dishes.

“It seems so much effort for so little power,” she said. “They are just twiddling around the edges and I think if these things are spinning around all over the place it could drive neighbours crazy.”

via Sustainablog

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