Phil the Greek comes good, so does his grand-son, and maybe dotty old Charles too

Looks like the message is getting through, Phil the Greek and his grand-so Harry have got with the program.

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Prince Harry has voiced concerns about the visual impact of wind farms during his tour of America.

His comments came as he attended a reception in Denver on Friday night and his views are apparently shared by his father the Prince of Wales.  

The event was hosted by Beverley Simpson, British consul general for Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, and among the guests was four-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Missy Franklin.

Susan Reilly, chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, said after speaking to the prince that she had to reassure Harry about the benefits of wind turbines – just as she’d done with his father.

She said: “Prince Harry said he was worried about their visual impact, I told him that I had met his father some years ago and when we discussed wind farms he shared his concerns.

“But as with Prince Charles, I pointed out that we need to strike a balance between their visual impact and the need for renewable energy for future generations.”

Harry’s comments will be seized upon by critics of wind farms who have labelled them a blot on the landscape.

The Prince’s grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh reportedly raised other concerns about the renewable energy source in 2011, labelling them totally reliant on subsidies.

When Esbjorn Wilmar, managing director of the wind farm firm Infinergy, suggested to the Duke at a reception that he should build wind turbines on royal land, he said Philip told him “they were absolutely useless, completely reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace”.

  • dumbshit

    old queenie picked a good one there he sure calls a spade a spade

  • Gazzaw

    Aah, the hypocrisy of the Greens and their followers. Prepared to encourage the proliferation of these visual nightmares across our beautiful country but fight tooth & nail against environmentally sensitive forestry and mining.

  • Andy

    Someone needs to have a word with Farrar. He things wind turbines look great and add to the scenery

    • Patrick

      That is because Farrar thinks they are giant food blenders

    • Orange

      And he wants to make Auckland just as useless as Wellington by, among other things, removing the port to make way for yuppies.

  • Andy

    By the way, that picture is of Whitelee near Glasgow, one of the UK’s biggest onshore industrial wind factory. Shows how tragic I am

  • Mr_Blobby

    Would happily attach a small wind turbine to my house just above the roof line, but could not be bothered with all the Council bullshit.

    • Honcho

      After you have put up with the noise and vibration which is likened to a running washing machine, except all day long, (you might not notice it, but it would piss some people off), its still not economic to install one cost:benefit unless you are well in the sticks away from infrastructure.
      Best ways to save power are with more efficient heating/heatloss, lighting, appliances and how you use them.
      Solar and Wind are red herrings.

  • kehua

    For fucks sake Wyoming has some of the biggesr reserves of LPG ever found, that`s in addition to vast new oilfields and huge deposits of coal.

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