Wind Farms – a balanced view?
The whole point of writing the book WINDSCAPE was to get a balanced view of the wind farm debate. Yes, the book is basically a children’s adventure story, but I wanted to explore the topic through the tale. This was initially for my own benefit, as I could see both sides of the debate.
As the story unfolded and the characters took on lives of their own, however, it became pretty clear that I wasn’t going exercise any of my own demons and come to a firm conclusion. Although the characters battle through their various issues, I, as the writer, could not come down firmly on any side of the fence regarding the wind farm debate.
It was, therefore, quite alarming to read the Sunday Post’s front page article on wind farms. Specifically, that some Primary Schools were being targeted by the pro wind farm lobby without a truly balanced debate.
The Sunday Post – quote: “Primary pupils in North Ayrshire have been handed letters, seemingly pre-written by a wind farm developer, encouraging their parents to support plans to build more turbines in the area.”
I would argue that it’s always good to hear both sides of a debate, especially if you are a young child.