I’m intrigued to know exactly what Viking Energy’s manifesto is regarding the construction of such a massive operation as the 127 wind turbines, producing zero energy for Shetland, but gaining financially by “selling to the highest bidder” what energy these turbines generate.
It seems very obvious to me that Viking Energy’s manner of thinking is very typical of your “let’s make a quick buck mentality” capitalist, completely disregarding any long-term damage they will, not may, cause to the environment, the fragile eco-system and the pollution and carbon footprint they will generate in the construction as well as the maintenance of such a project.
Why hasn’t Viking Energy done any research and development into other alternative sources of energy like tidal, wave or even solar?
Wind energy, in respect to the infrastructure and cost, is the cheapest in terms of construction and maintenance. So, you build the cheapest means to generate energy, you sell it off to the highest bidder and the greed orientated shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank, not giving a damn as to the monstrous damage “they” have caused, as long as “they” make their profit … profit, the saviour to the capitalist, the destroyer of worlds for everybody else as recent history is proving.
What gives the Scottish Parliament the right to make such a decision affecting Shetland so much when it hasn’t actually proven the islands belong to Scotland (we’ll just go with the status quo, don’t want to rock the boat … it’s not the Shetland thing to do)? Just a passing thought, but one which could, legally, be looked into.
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