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I did enjoy reading this book by a well placed individual. At the outset I will state that I am not against wind power, but I am against the blinkered obession (particulary in Scotland), with getting our energy requirements entirely from renewables. Since the main thrust is onshore wind, we have seen the very beautiful landscape of Scotland marred by an unacceptable proliferation of turbines. Add to that the fact that tax payer £millions are being spent to achieve unrealistic political target, which also mean that all energy bill payers are also being hit in the pocket to underwrite the cost of interconnection of these wind farms to the National Grid - a cost which exceeds the value of the energy they produce. In many countries this reality has dawned, but sadly the UK is lagging behind global trends of diversification. There is also a great deal of conjecture around the number of jobs created. The numbers are routinely exaggerated, and in any event, the posts are often filled from down-sizing elsewhere in the energy industry. Read it and make your own mind up as to what is a right mix for the environment.