Wind energy works

Simon Jenkins’ article on wind turbines (We trash the landscape for the benefit of billionaires, 6 December) suggests a lack of knowledge on the subject.

At various points in the article Jenkins claims that wind energy is not green, creates “almost no jobs”, and that it doesn’t matter where wind turbines are sited as they receive payment no matter the supply of wind.

In fact, carbon payback of construction of wind occurs in three to six months, there are over 16,000 direct jobs and around 14,000 indirect jobs in the wind industry, and payments only occur for energy generated by wind turbines