People who are looking to go green by signing up for a cheap electricity deal using renewable power sources may be surprised to hear the Duke of Edinburgh has launched an attack on wind farms.
The Sunday Telegraph reports Prince Philip delivered his criticisms of the green power source to Esbjorn Wilmar, managing director of wind turbine operator Infinergy, at a reception in London.
Mr Wilmar told the publication he had been "surprised by his very frank views," in which the Duke described wind farms as "absolutely useless" and reliant on subsidies.
However, his position is unlikely to be shared by the government, as energy secretary Chris Huhne recently dismissed critics of wind turbines as "curmudgeons and fault-finders".
Indeed, in an article for the Daily Telegraph, the minister said renewable power sources are "here to stay" and will form a key part of a greener future for the UK's energy generation, that will also include nuclear power and cleaner fossil fuels.
Switching to a green energy tariff can slash your CO2 footprint by two tonnes and also save you £100s a year! Click here to compare green energy tariffs.
Share this story with your friends:-