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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Perhaps it is because the Dalai Lama was in Inverness recently but this is my Zen moment!
“Once again, the Scottish Government is caving in to pressure from wind moguls who cannot put up enough turbines in Scotland. They want Holyrood to bully councils who stand up to them. “Already we effectively have a Martini policy for … Continue reading
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The Gordonbrush Wind Farm near Brora, the 36 turbine SSE developement that has just come on line is already coining it in. The wind farm was not finally commissioned until the 12th June, but constraint payments were made to it on … Continue reading
James Lovelock, once darling of the Climate Change Brigade and the scientist behind the Gaia Hypothesis, has some very interesting comments in the Guardian. Although still a believer on Global Warming rather than a Denier, his views have softened as he has … Continue reading
Nordex UK, part of the Danish Nordex SE group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordex BV, have been fined £26k over the death of a Brazilian worker at the Earlsburn Wind Farm near Flintry, Stirlingshire. Basilio Brazaro, a nineteen year … Continue reading
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has launched its Manifesto on Onshore Wind Farms in which it calls for the Munros and Corbetts to be protected from the proliferation of wind farms in Scotland’s push for renewable energy. The MCofS … Continue reading
Spittal Wnd Farm in Caithness has been refused permission by Fergus Ewing, the first Section 36 (over 50mw) application to be turned down in four years since the SNP administration took power in Holyrood. Reasons published were negative impacts on … Continue reading
If you are on a private water supply, as many of us are, and a turbine has been built in your area, should you be concerned? A report recently received from Cornwall sounds a note of caution. “The first is … Continue reading
A note from the Hay Festival!
Another Fact that the Wind Industry does not want us to know! John Curtis, a professional engineer, explains: “The turbines have to be rotated frequently so that the main shaft does not take a ‘set’ and bearings do not develop … Continue reading
Although I am interested in alternative methods of motivation, I do wonder where we are going with electric cars. From The Sinclair C5 to yesterday’s Prius and the new Renault “Quadricycle”, we are just trying to invent a better wheel … Continue reading
I have communicated with George for some time and he is the guy that has been there and got the T-shirt. His knowledge of the Grid and alternative energy is encyclopeadic. With that he brings a high level of practical … Continue reading
A new organisation is born.I note that they use the tag Sceptics on the front of their page and the comments as such are fair and right. However it allows the premise that sceptiscm is bad. Science is based, or … Continue reading