Plan for “World’s Largest Wind Farm” Generates Controversy

[National Geographic News] A British energy company is planning to build the world’s largest onshore wind farm on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s remote and windswept Western Isles. The massive project would feature more than 200 wind turbines, each 400 feet (120 meters) tall with a central rotor longer than a jumbo jet. Lewis Wind Power, the company behind the proposal, aims to use the power harnessed by the turbines to generate enough electricity to supply 1.1 million people. Yet the wind farm has generated a storm of controversy among wildlife groups and many islanders, who strongly oppose the plan.


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