14 Sep 2007

Let the wind blow

There are three turbines aligning Ben Aketil, and they look quite beautiful. I never thought I'd say that, but they really do. The developers have offered our local community an opportunity to own a stake in renewable energy from the site through a co-operative called Isle of Skye Renewables.

Everyone benefits when the local community is given a stake in its future. In this case, it is a future that needs our urgent attention. Energy is something that my generation has tended to take for granted. We switch on a light, we turn on the television, but it’s not so long ago that our grandparents considered these simple tasks a luxury. By getting more of our energy from renewable sources, we will be granting our children a more sustainable future.

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