Aside: by George

George Monbiot is at it again.  Today, he is pulling apart the badly-formed economic arguments of people objecting to wind farms (it is by some distance the cheapest form of power generation) but is also picking at the knotty problem of environmentally-minded folk who aren’t recognising that the main objection to wind farms is not always the turbines themselves but the powerlines that connect the turbines to the National Grid.

If the last week’s weather here in Scotland showed anything, it was how vulnerable essential human services are to the vagaries of nature.  Put the power lines in the ground.