24th May 2019
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Sustainable Shetland makes call for moratorium on windfarms

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A call has been made by Sustainable Shetland for a moratorium on all windfarm development.

The anti windfarm group has responded following a decision by councillors to approve the Mossy Hill project.

The group says it is “bitterly disappointed” by the decision to grant approval of the 12 turbines.

In a statement, chairman Frank Hay said: “Instead of rubber stamping every windfarm application that comes before them councillors should instigate a moratorium on all windfarm development until there is a proper investigation into finding the best environmentally sustainable energy solutions for Shetland.

“We fear that Shetland’s involvement with the wind industry is not going to end well, whatever happens.”

One comment

  1. Allen Fraser

    Ongoing research from various parts of the world have indicated serious health problems, both psychological and physiological, to those living in close proximity to giant wind turbines.
    There should indeed be a moratorium on windfarm applications until further research is carried out.
    https://www.change.org/p/paul-swift-stop-all-wind-turbine-developments-until-infrasound-health-issues-have-been-investigated-67f152f1-112b-4164-a626-94b6d8e5ea2d?fbclid=IwAR2BLMbCq3Jg-KwK0akd5YsfCgUi19a2QZFrkYpmaUwKRIMIUqPY1cwoNhU

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