Wind farms winding down?

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At last someone is beginning to see sense – George Osborne is reining in the subsidies for wind and solar handed out by Ed Davey and the DECC so perhaps the proliferation of the giant windmills will ease.

One of the arguments in favour of green energy is job creation, but the Institute for Energy Research stated recently;

All those ‘green jobs’ are proving expensive: The London Array, Britain’s largest wind farm with 175 turbines, employs 90 people and is located 12 miles offshore. It became fully operational in the spring of 2013. It is expected that its Renewables Obligation subsidy in its first year of full operation will be £160 million, or £1.77 million per job.

Sounds like a bargain to me.

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