Protest blow

Anti-windfarm campaigners were dealt a blow this week as an influential report said onshore turbines could supply enough energy to power the entire globe 40 times over.

Anti-windfarm campaigners were dealt a blow this week as an influential report said onshore turbines could supply enough energy to power the entire globe 40 times over.

A host of local pressure groups have sprung up in recent years to resist the march of the masts in rural locations across the county, including at Hemsby.

Now a team of international scientists has provided new evidence of the potential of wind power to solve the planet's projected power supply shortages.

A study led by Harvard University professor Michael McElroy said a worldwide network of turbines, operating at just one-fifth of their full capacity, would “easily” meet global electricity demand.