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Donald Trump's anti-wind farm agenda 'deeply depressing'

23 February 2012

As details emerge of American tycoon Donald Trump's plans to oppose wind power developments in Scotland, [1] Dr Dan Barlow, Head of Policy at WWF Scotland said:

“Given the urgent need to tackle climate change it is deeply depressing to hear in detail how Donald Trump intends using his vast wealth to try to kill-off one of the clean, green solutions available to the people of Scotland. Along with energy efficiency and other forms of renewables, wind power is helping to reduce emissions, create jobs and export opportunities. Donald Trump's efforts to undermine Scotland's renewables ambitions are misguided."

Notes to Editors

[1] The Herald article 'Trump to bankroll Scots wind farm war'

David Ross

Highland Correspondent

DONALD Trump is to throw the full might of the Trump organisation behind a Scottish anti-wind farm group after escalating his fight with Alex Salmond over his plans to build turbines to meet green energy targets.

The tycoon's staff, based at Trump Towers in New York, are to work on a daily basis with Communities Against Turbines Scotland (Cats).

[2] How renewables can meet Scottish energy needs: Power of Scotland Secured