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So Who Makes All The Money Out Of The Green Windmills Then?

by | 7th, July 2011

THERE is, as we all know, a campaign to cover the entire country plus the seas around it with windmills. Various reasons for this have been put forward: there are those who watched Hitchcock’s “The Birds” once too often and thus want them all sliced up seems the most logical. There’s even a truly hysterical conspiracy theory that there’s some sort of problem with plant food in the atmosphere and that thus we have to stop using cheap and convenient power and only use the lights when the wind is blowing.

Ludicrous, obviously.

But the real truth is that it’s all a campaign to make our own dear Queen rich.

One of the things about windmills is that you’ve got to have a piece of land that you can plonk it down on. And as anyone who has ever dealt with a landlord can tell you, the owner of that piece of land is going to want a pretty chunky piece of the action for not insisting “Ger Orff Moi Land”. The general rule of thumb currently is that 10% of the entire revenue of the windmill goes to the toothless

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