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: December 2011
Whilst Christopher Booker is well known for his antipathy against wind farms, we should not allow others, especially the Renewable Industry, to ridicule his opinions. They are balanced, fair and informed which is a lot more than can be said of … Continue reading
New South Wales, Australian’s largest state, has drawn up tough new laws on Wind Farms giving residents within 1.25miles (2 km) the power of veto over wind turbines. The New South Wales government proposed the news rules after pressure from rural ocupants … Continue reading
Well the Turkey is plucked and dressed, the Christmas Tree has been cut down brought inside and decorated, the home made pud is sitting in the pantry and the 12 year old malt is from the local distillery. Not many … Continue reading
Prof. Colin McInnes FREng has presented a very good article which questions our directi0n to Green Energy and produces some solutions of his own from thorium to supercritical Corbon Dioxide to lower carbon methane (much derived from shale gas) as future answers … Continue reading
Osmotic Power supply I have often been critical of the single minded approach to UK Renewable resources in Wind Energy and have oft questioned the practical application of wave and tide. Essentially both have the problem of intermittancy and the … Continue reading
A recent report by the right wing think tank, The Adam Smith Institute, and the Scientific Alliance has angered Scottish Renewables by it’s analysis of the future of wind power. The very nature of it’s reaction suggests that we should … Continue reading
I haven’t said a lot about the Durban Conference because although Climate and CO2 may be the excuse for the Rush for Wind, it is somewhat peripheral to this blog. There are masses of excellent and far more informed comments than mine elsewhere in … Continue reading
This is from someone who welcomed Wind Turbines until he found what it was like to live with. Essentially his conclusion is that the Industry, The DECC and the Ministers have lied! and machines don’t lie. Consultants do!
The Scotsmam Newspaper had an Energy Conference in Edinburgh on the 13th December. Noticeable for Fergus Ewing’s premature departure and some somewhat strange comments from David Wilson, Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, it does begger … Continue reading
The Waubra Foundation in Australia has made this video illustrating the real effect of placing wind turbines close to habitation.
Occasionally I like to bring a little culture into my blog and in this case we have something from Europe that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck but not due to the normal frictions … Continue reading
At long last we have a debate on Wind Farms in the Scottish Parliament. Not in praise of them, although many SNP members still chant the mantra, but in question of them, particularly with review to planning and cumulative effect. … Continue reading
Winter 2011 Wind Turbine failures We have campaigned hard about the dangers of wind turbines, especially when built within the curtilage of school premises. If proof was needed, this certainly demonstrates the dangers inherent in all mechanical devices. The high winds … Continue reading