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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: October 2011
A representative cross section from all parts of Scotland lobbied the SNP delegates on saturday in Inverness. Much support and sometime robust exchanges of views was part of the experience of those present. A quiet dignifying protest with leaflets handed … Continue reading
Renewables Uk has expressed great disappointment in the collapse of the amount of wind farms approved in the UK. From a high point of 58% in 2008/9, through 57% in 2009/10 and now down to 39% in 2010/11, with a … Continue reading
On July 12th 2011 the Australian Government passed the “Carbon Farming Initiative”, part of the Clean Energy Future Plan. A serious financial opportunity exists for culling camels. Australia has some one million feral camels and it may be possible in … Continue reading
© Fenbeagle Unbelievable as it may seem, the arch villian Chris Huhne has come up with another crazy idea. He supports the 80mph speed limit but only for electric cars (Politics Show – BBC on Sunday). That seems like the … Continue reading
£9,453,249 was paid to wind farms in Scotland to stand idle up between January 1st up to September 28th this year (53 days) contributing to the already staggering profits of the WF Developers! In September alone the National Grid paid out Constraint payments to Scottish … Continue reading
RIBA, The DECC and National Grid have a competition to design the Pylon of the future. Actually only one seems to be a pylon and the rest are what the grid would correctly term towers but we will gloss over … Continue reading
At the Elgin meeting both John Swinney and the First Minister were insistent that the Energy consents Unit, situated at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow and as alien to Scotland’s Wild Lands as Hog Weed to our ecology, refuses unsuitable applications. We challenged them … Continue reading
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We often speak of the Loch Ness Ring of Steel but I thought it would be advantageous to quantify the level to which the area already contributes to renewable energy. Including the Great Glen, Affric/Beauly, Conon and Loch Ness schemes … Continue reading
I look at solar and the idea appeals. However, my sister went to Italy this year and was horrified at how many fields had been taken over for Solar energy. Now in Italy, the sun does shine a lot. I … Continue reading
Myth: Blades don’t fall off turbines and lightning is not a problem as the turbines are designed to withstand it. This has been pushed hard to excuse the building of wind turbines in School playgrounds. Fact: I was drawn to … Continue reading
1. People are becoming aware that wind energy is already costly and this cost will grow as more and more turbines are constructed. This affects every single person in the land whether they can afford it or not. The cost … Continue reading
From the Western Morning News: The Conservative Party has promised to halt the proliferation of onshore wind farms that critics claim are spoiling the Westcountry landscape. In his speech to delegates, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said the Government has changed … Continue reading