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Another one bites the dust. From the Beeb:

Navitus Bay: Reactions to government's decision to refuse wind farm
The government has refused permission for a £3.5bn offshore wind farm to be built off the south coast of England.

The 121-turbine Navitus Bay project proved highly contentious with opponents claiming it would "desecrate" the Jurassic Coast and harm tourism in the area.

Supporters pointed to the benefits of renewable energy and jobs created in constructing and maintaining the turbines.

Earlier Lord Bourne, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), announced development consent had been refused for the proposed project.

 What follows is the usual mix of bleating from the greens and good words from those people who realize that the site was an important tourism resource and England's only natural Unesco World Heritage Site. As MP Richard Drax says:

"Yes, we need renewable energy sources for the future and already offshore wind generation forms a significant part of that, but to attempt to site it here, near some of the most highly designated coastline in England, would have been willfully destructive... a more sensitive site is hard to imagine.

"Ultimately, I believe the threat to our Jurassic Coast, combined with damning research from Bournemouth Borough Council, which showed the wind farm could cost the area 5,000 jobs and £6.3bn in tourism revenue, swung the balance."

Well said... The vision that the greens have for our world is a uniform monochrome sameness with people living in energy poor hovels and huge wind turbines and solar fields littering the landscape. They fail to realize that the best way to lift people out of poverty is to give them cheap and abundant energy.

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