Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Problem with Spain’s Green Jobs Model

In this case what is so for America is the same for the United Kingdom

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Foula Fooled!

The Island of Foula was lauded as the first community to be reliant 100% on Renewable Energy. Except that it is not. The wind turbines failed in the last gales, and anyway are turned off in the bird breeding season, … Continue reading

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King Alex’s Olympic Dream

Short of his own Castle in London Alex Salmond has hired the Army and Navy Club, to be renamed Scotland House, to entertain foreign dignatories coming to London for the Olympics. Despite wild suggestions that many Olympic Visitors will travel … Continue reading

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Trumped at Holyrood

Just a brief note today about the Inquiry at Edinburgh and the support. Looking at the video of the meeting I think we should all admire the clear and concise information provided by CATS. Donald Trump may not be everyone’s … Continue reading

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Germany’s non nuclear future? Wind? Err, not actually!

After Merkel’s knee jerk reaction to close Germany’s nuclear power stations after the Fukushima disaster, fuelled by the poltical expediency of wrong footing the Green Movement, Germany is taking a strange direction for one who has championed wind for so … Continue reading

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If I wanted America to Fail?

If I wanted America Britain to Fail! This video is a very slick presentation and, with Donald Trump supporting the Scottish anti turbine lobby, it is an interesting point to consider. The USA and Great Britain are not only divided … Continue reading

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The IPSOS/MORI Poll – The Spin and the Lies

Renewables UK poudly rolled out a poll that first showed 60% in favour of turbines which then grew to 72%. What was the truth? An analysis of the Poll is below. However, beneath the spin, the results expose the harm … Continue reading

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Tiree Array Application delayed until 2nd half of 2014

Scottish Power Renewables(Iberdrola) has announced a further delay to the second half of 2014 for putting in the planning application for the Tiree Array. Whether it is issues with Scottish Independance or technical issues is debatable. No doubt the financial … Continue reading

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Cameron says Communities should decide!

As reported in the Press and Journal 21.01.12, Prime Minster Cameron may have expressed a sea change to UK Government attitude to onshore wind: Prime Minister David Cameron has intervened in the row over the number of windfarms being built … Continue reading

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That was the Week, that was!

I found it hard last week to consider what was the most imortant fact. Certainly Greg Barker’s comments caused great hope for a few minutes until one read the small print. Since then he seems to be back-peddling like crazy. … Continue reading

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Greg Barker MP states a halt to onshore wind – But when?

The detail is in the fine print. Is this fact or political spin? Greg Barker suggests a halt to onshore wind in England, but only after all applications in planning and scoping are exhausted and there are thousands in the … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Fires and Forests are not a good mix

A wind turbine near Dalry and Ardrossan in North Ayrshire caught fire during Scotland’s extreme weather on Dec 8th 2011. The result is quite horrifying. DBSE intend to keyhole their turbines into Blairmore Forest near Kiltarlity. What they call the … Continue reading

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Stop Government Snooping

The UK Government is intent on giving itself even greater powers to snoop on it’s people, all in the name of anti-terrorism. When we become second class citizens in our own country and the state adopts a Stalinist approach to … Continue reading

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A Demonstration in Edinburgh – 25th April 2012

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British Taxpayer pays China to plant Trees

In what would have made the Monty Python sketch writers fall off their chairs in mirth, the UK is underwriting an EU loan to pay China to plant Trees as part of the Climate Change mitigation. In an article in … Continue reading

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China rejects Solar and Wind

From Asia Pulse News Network  “China will accelerate the use of new-energy sources such as nuclear energy and put an end to blind expansion in industries such as solar energy and wind power in 2012, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says … Continue reading

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Community Benefit – Bribe or Act of Generosity

When is a bribe not a bribe? When it is dressed up as Community Benefit. If a UK company sells somehigh value asset to a middle eastern state and includes a little pourboire in the same way their Chinese competitors do, they … Continue reading

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