It is well known that the Duke of Edinburgh speaks his mind and now we know what he thinks about wind turbines, not much by all accounts! This all came to light at a reception in London when then MD of a wind farm operator was introduced to him; it went a bit like this!
The Duke spoke out at Esbjorn Wilmar, the managing director of the company that builds and operates wind turbines, Infinergy;
“He said they were absolutely useless, completely reliant on subsidies and an absolute disgrace. I was surprised by his very frank views.”
When Esbjorn Wilmar, tried to speak about energy from wind, he got this response from the Duke;
“You don’t believe in fairy tales do you? He said that they would never work as they need back-up capacity.”