Following Cornwall Protects contribution to Radio 4 “You and Yours” some weeks ago we were asked to take part in an item on this coming Sundays Countryfile programme about Wind Turbines.
We treat any contact with the media with extreme caution given their idea of fairness normally gives Wind Turbine Developers a further platform to spout their unsubstantiated claims. However discussions gave us some cause for hope in that John Constable of the Renewable Energy Foundation was involved commenting on Constraint Payments, paying turbines not to produce.
So filming took place. A rather disjointed experience. How much of what we said about the disregard for existing environmental protections/the damage to Cornwall’s Landscape will escape the editing process we do not know.
I suspect the apparently 8,000,000 viewers who watch the programme will be more struck by my inability to pour a cup of tea for the presenter than by our cogent arguments.
Please watch, as we will be doing, to find out what we said!!