The Mail on Sunday (not online) carries the news that several prominent Scottish environmental groups are sponsored by wind farm companies.
Environment group WWF Scotland admitted that it had received more than £22,500 in the past year from one of the UK’s biggest energy firms, Scottish and Southern Energy.
It has apparently also been revealed that Friends of the Earth Scotland are supported by Scottish Power Renewables, while the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland is also in the pay of big wind.
Amusing therefore to see this report issued jointly by the three organisations saying that fears over the reliability of wind power are overdone. Money talks, I guess.
Update on Apr 29, 2012 by Bishop Hill
There was also this RSPB study, which found that “wind farms are not bird blenders“.