Over the weekend, the Express reported that the wind industry is hiring eco-activists to help them in their efforts to destroy the British countryside.
While thousands of residents in Mid Wales have vowed to fight plans that would see up to 600 turbines carpeting the countryside, Action for Renewables, lobby arm of trade association Renewables UK, is seeking campaigners to champion its wind farms. The job description includes building a “network of local campaigning groups across the region” and identifying “campaign leaders in local areas close to existing and proposed renewables sites”.
The group, which was unavailable for comment yesterday, is part-funded by Centrica, parent group of British Gas.
Green activism is, of course, awash with corporate and government money - a brief look at the accounts of most green "charities" will demonstrate this point. It's a remarkable thing to see large corporate entities in essence spending big bucks on groups that campaign to put other people out of work. In the current economic climate, this kind of behaviour is distasteful, to say the least.
The other day, I was reading about a campaign a few years ago, in which green activists started gluing the doors of Sainsbury's branches shut in an attempt to force them to toe the green line du jour. Given the amount of money that Sainsbury's and its associated charitable trusts now put into environmental causes, one assumes that this campaign was a success.
Perhaps, then, it is time for the rest of society to take note of the industrialists who are funding the desecration of the economy and the countryside, and to ensure that when they measure their profits they realise that there are costs, as well as benefits, associated with their behaviour.
Boycott of Sainsbury's anyone?