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Windmills ‘scars on Dutch landscape’

Matthew Chatfield
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Yes, in Holland the wind farm debate is just getting going – after 200 years of windmills they’ve had enough. An article on Newsbiscuit reports:

Environmentalists in Holland are calling for the demolition of the country’s famous windmills which they describe as’hideous eyesores that ruin the featureless Dutch countryside.’

They go on to report on a radical compromise in the UK that

…will pacify rural conservationists while still using windfarms to generate electricity.

Sounds almost unbelievable, doesn’t it?

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

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