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The Courier – Wind farm statistics “skewed”, campaigner claims

A study which concluded wind farms have had no effect on the number of people employed in Scottish tourism has provoked an angry response from the pressure group Scotland Against Spin.

The finding – which undermines one of the longstanding arguments against the proliferation of wind farms – comes from BiGGAR Economics who studied 18 sites and looked at the number of people employed in tourism in the local area before and after they were developed.

They found that the council areas with the greatest growth in tourism employment also saw the largest rise in onshore wind installations and that between 2009 and 2013  the level of employment in tourism in Scotland increased by 10.8% during a time when the onshore wind sector was growing rapidly.

Linda Holt, the Fife-based spokesperson for Scotland Against Spin, claimed the methodology was flawed.

Read More: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/231472/wind-farm-statistics-skewed-campaigner-claims/

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