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Benn backing wind power

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 06, 2012

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One of the UK's best-known political figures says he hopes more people will support wind farms.

Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn, the Secretary of State for Energy in the late 1970s, said: "I think wind farms have an important role to play in renewable energy.

"But if they are creating a disturbance I think people should have the right to stop them in their area.

"However, I would hope that people did support wind farms because they're much safer than nuclear energy and cause less disruption than coal."

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  • norfolkboy14  |  September 06 2012, 9:57AM

    Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the "green" dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please object to the Government at http://tinyurl.com/cajsyrf or by GOOGLING "E-PETITION 22958" and following the link. Please pass this message on to Councillors, friends, neighbours and anyone else you know to persuade them to sign up too. If you are really concerned about wind turbines please write a letter promoting this petition to your local Newsletter and to the Editors of your local newspapers.