The noted reality TV star and wannabe U.S. presidential nominee who delights in calling his adversaries “losers” has just lost an attempt to block a wind farm development near a luxury golf course he owns in Scotland.
Donald Trump “has clashed with Scottish lawmakers over plans to generate more power from wind turbines, saying his golf courses bring more money to the local economy,” Bloomberg reports. But “the Scottish government’s decision to approve the construction of 11 turbines about 3.5 kilometres from the Trump International Golf Links resort near Aberdeen on the east coast of Scotland was made properly, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled in London Wednesday.”
The project will generate enough power for 68,000 homes. Trump said the turbines would ruin the view from his resort.
“History will judge those involved unfavourably and the outcome demonstrates the foolish, small-minded, and parochial mentality which dominates the current Scottish government’s dangerous experiment with wind energy,” the Trump Organization said in a statement. The wind farm’s developers described the project as “an example of the type of development that could help to deliver significant and long-term economic benefits to the region and help to cement Aberdeen’s reputation as a global energy city.”