Church Powered by Wind?
Tension is building between parishioners and certain bishops proposing wind farms in the countryside. Last month the bishop of Exeter's plans to establish a wind farm in Devon was stalled by objectors.
The Church of England is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint as a way of looking after God's creation. However, some feel that the money earned through selling electricity to the National Grid is their main motive. Christopher Middleton asks whether the 'C0E will be 're-branded EcO' as they seem to be placing such a strong emphasis on saving the planet. The main reason against wind turbines is their ruining beautiful landscape views.
But there are many Christian organisations concerned with protecting the environment - Operation Noah, for example, is aiming towards the 'complete decarbonisation of the British economy by 2030.' They see wind turbines as a way of loving our global neighbours, and a 'beacon of hope.'
The debate continues ...