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Danish lesson; COMMENT & DEBATE: YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.

* SIR - I have to admit that it was very difficult to suppress a chuckle on realising that many green activists will have been reaching for the smelling salts after hearing the news that Denmark, of all places, is giving the cold shoulder to onshore wind farms!

Denmark, the mother of wind farms - the country of Vestas, the world's leading wind generator firm - talk about chickens coming home to rest is surely an understatement.

Indeed, Dong Energy, Denmark's large state-owned power company has stated that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. It is instructive, or perhaps poetic justice, to remember that Denmark was first in Europe to bring in large-scale subsidies in 1980; whilst recognising that similar to the UK, the wind industry depends on this unjust subsidy - its very life blood.

It is also very sobering to realise that folk in Denmark pay some of Europe's highest energy tariffs, which on average, are more than twice those in the UK.

So, let us truly hope and pray that our myopic politicians (Chris Huhne, the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, please take note) will now sit up, and not only listen, but take the necessary action, or it will be tears before bedtime across the UK as well...the writing is clearly on the wall!

Mox nox in rem (let's get on with it).

DAVE HASKELL Boncath, Pembs
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 21, 2010
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