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Greenpeace re-engage in the battle for wind power on land
1 June 2003
After years of concentrating its renewable energy campaigns on offshore wind, Greenpeace is to re-engage in the battle to win hearts and minds for wind farms on land. "We are coming back onshore," says the organisation's Stephen Tindale in the UK. "Greenpeace have been rather remiss in not getting involved on the ground in planning battles around onshore wind farms. We are going to try and put that right." The organisation will confront and bust some of the myths put around by the anti-wind farm lobby, says Tindale. But he warns that not all opposition to onshore wind is selfish. "We think there are issues about impact on the local environment, impact on landscape; we think that the industry in the past has on occasions been insufficiently sensible to those concerns; some wind turbines have been sited in the wrong place." But, he adds. "Together we'll go out to confront the illegitimate opposition whilst meeting the legitimate concerns."
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