Donald Trump, Alex Salmond and Wind Turbines
There’s an interesting article in Friday’s Guardian, called Donald Trump wind turbine fiasco could be defining for Scotland. The first part is about Donald Trump opposition to several large offshore wind turbines by his new golf course near Aberdeen and how he is going to fund the opponents of wind power in Scotland.
By the way the Birther Movement mentioned in the Guardian article, as part-funded by Trump, are a group of conspiracy theorists, who believe President Obama was not born in Hawaii. So Trump has form, when it comes to funding opposition groups that might help his personal ambitions or business interests. There’s more on the movement here.
There is one statement after Trump and that is this.
But the idea of Trump as good business versus loony-greens hellbent on no-jobs is nonsense. Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently suggested onshore wind will be cost competitive with gas and coal generation by 2016.
I hope Bloomberg is right, as the waters around these island certainly have a lot of wind.
In some ways, the second part of the Guardian article is in some ways the more significant. It talks about how a wind turbine is being built at Portobello in Edinburgh. I wonder what the good burghers of Scotland’s capital think of the project?