Nine out of Ten support wind Farms.

The British Wind Energy Association website carries a press release Nine out of ten people in Northern Ireland back wind farms, says new poll that looks at attitudes across Northern Ireland to wind farms and claims there is widespread popular support, which seems stronger in the South and West of the province.”Other findings of the poll, which interviewed 500 people in regions across Northern Ireland, revealed that:

* Two-thirds of Northern Ireland people (66%) agreed that they would be happy to have a wind farm in their local area, rising to 73% in the West of the Province;
* Almost two-thirds of Northern Ireland people (63%) agreed that what wind turbines look like is unimportant, rising to 70% again in the West of the Province;
* Over half of Northern Ireland people (51%) disagreed with the statement that wind farms are ugly or a blot on the Northern Ireland landscape, with 17% saying they are neutral. Those living in the South and West of the Province were even more likely to disagree.