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Alex Salmond Hits Back at Donald Trump's Anti-Wind Farm Campaign

A few months ago Donald Trump declared that he would take all possible action to prevent the Scottish government developing wind farms within sight of his £750 million golf resort in Aberdeenshire. He promised to spend as much as £10 million in fighting the plans, which he claims will prove “financial suicide” as it will destroy Scottish tourism. First Minister Alex Salmond has previously refused to be drawn into a war of words, but has just recently made his first jibe at the American tycoon in his address to the Scottish Trades Union Congress yesterday.

Referring to Mr. Trump he remarked that, “I understand that Scotland’s growing reputation in the renewables revolution is attracting a fair bit of international interest – most of it favourable, some of it, or at least one of it, somewhat less so. So I want to be clear, congress. We welcome investment in Scotland, in industry, technology and in golf courses, but investing in Scotland does not imply ownership of Scotland and in particular the energy policy of this country will be determined by the people and the parliament of Scotland and not by any other party.”

His casual dismissal of Trumps campaign was met by applause by delegates.

However Trump is not alone in his opposition to the wind farms. An anti-wind farm campaign has defended him, saying that he represents the views of many rural communities whom Mr. Salmond is ignoring.

Several senior planning officials in Scotalnd have also warned that the countryside is in danger of becoming a “wind farm landscape” if the government presses ahead with its radical green energy targets of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2020.

By. Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com



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