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- It is not only the tails that are missing on the Isle of Man!
- Where have all the job gone Nicola? Indonesia by any chance?
- Beware The Elephant Trap
- I am going to unashamedly copy a comment from the news papers.
- Another comment by Doug Brodie
Wind V. Coal
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"The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 8oo turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station."
Sir Martin Holgate, Chief Scientist at the Department of the Environment of the British Government - October 2004
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Monthly Archives: August 2011
James Welch, acting for energy company Infinergy, concedes that Dava Moor is a senstive site to build a wind farm. He has classed the area between medium and high. Two developers, Infinergy and Eurus, are applying to construct 43 turbines on … Continue reading
The Scotsman reports that the DECC has launched a review of tax-payer funded subsidies which may result in a 25% decline in income for on-shore wind farms to divert necessary funding to off-shore wind. If this goes ahead Scottish Power is … Continue reading
Orders for £20 million a shot radar have been agreed to deflect MOD objections to wind farms so allowing the DECC and Wind Farm Developers to access areas where in the past the MOD have had serious concerns as to … Continue reading
Sir John Banham, Ex Director General of the CBI has some very forthright views on the lunacy of this Governments Race for Wind as he describes the effects of wind and solar on the Spanish economy and expresses grave concerns … Continue reading
This is a photograph of German wind farms. Note that these turbines are in fact much smaller than those now proposed for the majority of Scotland. This leads us to conclude that although Germany has many more turbines than the … Continue reading
Here is a very good article from Lord John Mackenzie, Earl of Cromartie and immediate Past President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. He is a supporter of several local Wind Farm objections including Druim Ba, Wind Farm Action Group, … Continue reading
Can Energy creation ever be beautiful and acceptable? First requirement of energy is that it should be demand led and by preference produced near to where it is used. Copenhagen has come up with a pretty way out plan that … Continue reading
Huhne and Hendry float plans to shovel billions of pounds into the Irish Wind Industry. Another Telegraph story from Chris Booker. This is absurdity taken to new heights. In a real world Messrs Huhne and Hendry would have got their … Continue reading
Sir Reginald Sheffield, David Cameron’s father-in-law, last week admitted that he earns up to £350,000 from the wind farm on his Lincolnshire estate. Considering some fifty per cent of income is from surcharges on our electricity bills, that would suggest … Continue reading
I will simply let you read this report in it’s entirity. The Impact of Imort Dependancy and Wind Generation on UK Gas Demand and Security of Supply to 2012 by the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. I would suggest any … Continue reading
My first interest in wind turbines was the possibility of moving off grid and saving a shed load of money. Reality brought me down to earth as I worked out that I would about pay for the installation ten years … Continue reading
Scots Tory MEP described wind farm developments as “the renewable rape of Scotland” at a public meeting in Ballantrae last week. Struan Stevenson said he believed this was an accurate description and warned landowners not to be sucked in by … Continue reading
In the UK, all political parties are committed to the principle of sustainable development, defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The UK has an … Continue reading
For quite some time we have asked questions about safety zones around turbines partly from Ice Throw and partly from Blade Failure. The DECC,Scottish Renewables, Renewables UK and the Scottish Government have consistently declared there is little or no danger … Continue reading
You may have noted that Donald trump is somewhat peeved by the application to instal eleven turbines off his multi million pound Golf Course investment. It will spoil his views, Never mind that he first built a twenty foot bund … Continue reading