Trump’s wind farm problem
Business tycoon Donald Trump’s warned Scotland it will end up in “serious trouble” if it continues to favour wind farms.
Mr Trump is a regular visitor to The Highlands as he has a £1bn golf resort in Aberdeenshire.
He is against plans for an offshore windfarm development near his leisure facility.
There is currently an application in to build 11 wind turbines, just over a mile away from his luxury complex.
The BBC’s website reported that Mr Trump told a parliamentary inquiry that he believes windfarms in general were “inefficient, could not operate without big subsidies and killed massive amounts of wildlife”.
He was quizzed as part of an inquiry into whether the Government can reach its green requirements.
Ministers want to see Scotland generating the equivalent of 100% of its own electricity demand from renewable resources by 2020.
Mr Trump supports wave and tidal power but isn’t so keen on wind farms. He believes that Scotland could lose tourism to Ireland if it continues to invest in this particular renewable energy.
The Scottish government said offshore wind was worth £30bn of investment to Scotland, and could create up to 28,000 local jobs.