Now some might think that would amount to a very grave mistake indeed. Especially if such objections were posted at the very last minute and after the developers had been assured there were no defence implications. Oh dear, another meeting without coffee and biscuits http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=MTJBYJVUP043JQFIQMFCFFOAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2008/02/04/nwind104.xml MoD stalls Gordon Brown's wind farm plans By Laura Clout Last Updated: 6:34am GMT 04/02/2008 Gordon Brown's plans for up to 30 per cent of Britain's energy needs to be met by wind farms are under threat because of opposition from the Ministry of Defence. The MoD has lodged last-minute objections to at least four wind farms on England's east coast because of concerns that the turbines could interfere with radar coverage. They claim the combination of blades from different turbines can "clutter" radar screens and be mistaken for unidentified aircraft. It has also been alleged that wind farms could restrict low-flying training. The MoD has now blocked hundreds of wind farm applications and their objections have resulted in delays, permission being refused, public inquiries and the withdrawal of some applications. Angry developers, who had previously been told there were no defence implications, have written a letter of protest to Des Browne, the Defence Secretary. In a statement, the MoD said: "The MoD is committed to Government targets for renewable energy and whenever possible we seek to work with wind farm developers to find a mutually acceptable solution." The Prime Minister has set a target for Britain to produce up to 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.