Monthly Archives: November 2011

Strathy Windfarm approved by Ewing

Much to everyones annoyance Fergus Ewing has approved the first of three wind farms for Strathy up in the flow country. This is the same Fergus Ewing who has turned down an invitation to come and discuss issues of Tourism … Continue reading

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Noise. What Noise?

The Government and the Renewables Industry hide behind a flawed noise standard, ETSU-R-97, which has been proven to be a fudge. Despite protestations that it is fit for purpose by First Minister Alex Salmond, Fergus Ewing, Chris Huhne, Charles Hendry and … Continue reading

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“We are not amused”

A right Royal lambasting for on shore wind farms from the Duke of Edinburgh who proved himself not only forthright as normal but exceedingly well informed. Daily Telegraph Story Click to see what the Duke of Edinburgh said to a representative … Continue reading

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It now appears that wind farms may have no benefits at all!

It now appears that wind farms may have no benefits at all. Did they ever have? Paul Stephens of Heslerton Windfarm News has produced this very interesting synopsis which I am sure he would like to share with you. According … Continue reading

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When goes illogical become logical?

A rather off the wall idea from the US suggests that it might be possible to harness the energy of the motorways to create energy. Two different takes on the idea would seem improbable but if you study the effect … Continue reading

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Concrete Turbine Base

This is a turbine base for a 100m turbine, a relative minnow in modern parlance. Already a large quantity of concrete has been poured and now the steel work is in place for the cap to be added. This will … Continue reading

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Advanced Plasma Power

As a critic of wind power, you often get the challenge “if not wind where do we get our power if fossil fuels are no longer an option”. First response must surely be that ditch the EU Carbon targets which … Continue reading

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Citicorp Banking Group caution investment in Scottish Renewables

International Banking Group Citicorp have fired a broadside at Alex Salmon and the SNP’s aspirations for Renewable Energy in an independent Scotland. I am lead to understand that this is not exactly new news in the banking world as investers have … Continue reading

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Feed in Tariffs slashed on Photo Voltaic Solar Panels

As of the 12th December, the Feed In Tariffs for Photo Voltaic Roof Panels will be cut from 43.3p to 21p. More than a 50% reduction. Companies leasing roof space will see their returns reduced by a further 20%. This … Continue reading

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