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Sinead Ryan


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‘A whopping 13,000 fewer flights a day are in the air, China being one of the world’s biggest airline hubs, accounting for 15pc of all global travel, as people avoid the country’ (stock photo)

‘A whopping 13,000 fewer flights a day are in the air, China being one of the world’s biggest airline hubs, accounting for 15pc of all global travel, as people avoid the country’ (stock photo)

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‘A whopping 13,000 fewer flights a day are in the air, China being one of the world’s biggest airline hubs, accounting for 15pc of all global travel, as people avoid the country’ (stock photo)

I was doing a lot of driving around the country last week and there were more and more stretches of road with wind farms lining the fields. I quite like them in their majestic glory; turning relentlessly and steadily, giant white stately arms rotating in the air. Quite majestic really.

Now, obviously I don't have to live under one, and I know there are lots of people who hate the things or are fearful of them and the noise they say is produced.

But renewable energy is with us now and has to be for all our futures. And if it's one thing we have in abundance in this weather-benighted island stuck in the Atlantic, it's "grand drying weather" - and they are making a difference.