Right after losing a battle against an offshore wind turbine farm close to his Scottish golf club, Donald Trump has some new troubles ahead…
Ironically, after the Scottish ruling, the Trump organization said, ‘We will appeal this decision and in the meantime we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland.’ Little did they know they may be facing another legal battle, as a wind turbine farm has been planned just 4km from his new golf course (which was a £12.4 million investment).
The Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, to be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland, will be an impressive 400-acre course, and the 16th golf club added to Trump’s portfolio of companies. Unfortunately for Trump, County Clare must produce 40% of its energy from renewables by the year 2020. This means it will need to double its 2011 wind turbine approval rate in order to meet the target.
In response to these new wind turbine developments, Donald Trump posted the following messages on his Twitter recently:
“My new club on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland will soon be one of the best in the world – and no-one will be looking into ugly wind turbines!”
“The Irish government is too smart to destroy their beautiful coastline w/ bird-killing, ugly wind turbines. @AlexSalmond @AberdeenCC”
What do you think about Donald Trump’s attitude towards wind energy? Are they eye-sores? Like most things in this world, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And clean energy looks beautiful to me!