Trump's anti-wind energy arguments are hot air, say critics

By staff writers
8 Mar 2012

Environmental proponents are confident that business tycoon Donald Trump's "misinformed" views on wind energy will be demolished if he accepts an invitation to appear at a Scottish Parliament inquiry.

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, which is to hold an inquiry into the Scottish Government's renewable energy targets, has agreed to invite the billionaire developer to give evidence.

Committee member and Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie commented: "The reality is Scotland can lead the way on renewables, creating jobs and protecting our environment. It appears that Mr Trump has no interest in these objectives."

Harvie continued: "Trump's bizarre and irrational rants do him and other anti-wind campaigners no favours. I am confident if he accepts the invitation any argument he puts forward will be flattened."

Other environmental activists and backers of wind energy have a similar view, and say that the businessman could even prove a 'Trump card' in winning over sceptics by exposing the thinness of the 'antis' arguments.

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