Remember all those glowing stories about wind power outfits being welcomed into rural communities with open arms? You know, tales about how farmers are dying to have turbines lined up all over their properties? How locals can’t wait to pick up some of the thousands of permanent, high paying jobs on offer? How developers are viewed with the kind of reverence reserved for Royalty?
We’ve forgotten them too.
If such a place ever existed? – it was probably just a case of one too many Single Malts, causing the usual senses to take an unscheduled break.
After years of being lied to, bullied, berated and treated like fools (at best) and “road-kill” (at worst), for most, the ‘gloss’ comprising wind industry PR efforts to ‘win hearts and minds’ has well and truly worn off.
These days, the communities aren’t so gullible; they aren’t so welcoming; and…
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