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Solar power good for who?

So… I was watching Horizon on the BBC tonight (briefly) and they were ranting on about a village who are making a bomb out of solar power. Apparently they came to a deal with the solar power company who fitted a windmill and they share the profits.

So every year the villagers get their cut and they’ve thought of all sorts of ways to spend the money.  Sounds like green HEAVEN.

But hang on a minute.. is it not the case right now that the windmill manufacturers are heavily subsidised by the government… that means US.. So logically, following on from that, does this mean that the windfall these would-be village capitalists are enjoying, is not being made available because of the green-ness of their purchase – but because WE’RE subsidising them???  Tell me if I’m wrong…

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