Monthly Archives: July 2012

Who should we believe?

If new techniques endorsed by the World Meteorological Organisation are applied to official figures, over half of the global warming reported by US land-based thermometers between 1979 and 2008 simply disappears, researchers have found. The new study used the same … Continue reading

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Layman’s guide to the inside of a wind turbine

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An article from the Independent – 24th July 2012

There are few trickier conversational no-go areas in civilised, metropolitan circles than the subject of onshore wind energy. Express the view that giant turbines, while playing a part in the energy mix for the future, should not be located where … Continue reading

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Olympics start

The Olympics are here and despite reservations as to cost, I think it time to put those concerns aside and wish everyone a happy and successful games. It is not the athletes fault that this has become a corporate binge … Continue reading

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Can’t sleep for the noise of turbines? Here is the answer – a noise machine

If the noise of nearby wind turbines makes it impossible to sleep, Iberdrola has the resolution. No! They won’t turn the turbines off but they will give you a machine that creates noise so that you won’t notice the wind … Continue reading

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Wind farm programme does not have proper authority

ALL those who oppose the relentless march of Triffid turbines and the accompanying pylons across our beautiful landscapes owe a debt of gratitude to Pat Swords, a chemical engineer who took on the EU and won. Mr Swords asked the … Continue reading

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Castle Stuart Golf – an Iconic View?

We have a great quote in the Press and journal today from Alex Salmond at the Golf from Castle Stewart. How can that man say this and support wholesale imposition of wind farms in the Highlands. Is he really that … Continue reading

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When we are in trouble who can we turn to? – The Church?

·         The Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt. Rev. Martin Wharton, has been presented a stole from one of his parishes after presenting them with an Eco-Congregation award. Perhaps somewhat ill advised by his enthusiastic parishoners due to the recent applications for wind farms … Continue reading

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Follow the Spanish example and tax Renewables!

Always wanting to make Nick Clegg’s day and cheer Mr. Osborne’s, we could suggest that we should not only do away with ROCs but actually tax renewables. Crazy idea? Well the Spanish are doing it! And as Nick Clegg’s wife … Continue reading

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A letter to the Editor

To Inverness Courier. Dear Sir, I read with amusement Fergus Ewing’s hopes for a great tourist boom for the Highlands. Amusement as this boost has not come from the efforts of Visit Scotland but from the silver screen and Holywood. … Continue reading

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It was hotter in Rome when Ceasar was a boy!

This report suggests that temperatures were a great deal hotter in Roman Times and as the IPCC figures on AGW have been questionned by many eminent scientists, the whole area of CO2 and Climate Change needs re-assessment. Click here to … Continue reading

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Latest Energy Cost Estimates

Colin Gibson, former Power Network Director at the National Grid Group, has produced some of the most comprehensive estimates including add-on costs of all energy: Nuclear pressurised water reactors (PWR)     £67.8 per MWh Gas-fired combine-cycle gas turbines (CCGT)  £96.5 per MWh … Continue reading

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Beauly-Denny * Scottish Jobs, I don’t think so!

The first of four 250 ton Transformers arrived at the Wester Balblair substation, the start of the Beauly-Denny line. Aready way behind schedule with crane access problems and peat slides, let alone some of the worst forestry work we have … Continue reading

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Dutch Wind Farms are not fit for purpose – European Physical Society

European Physical Society – An interesting and well backed critique of European Wind

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Druim Ba Inquiry closes!

As the Druim Ba Inquiry came to a close, the locals launched their secret weapon for the last time. The Blimp flew at the height of the turbine tips, 149.5 meters or 495 feet. Just five feet below the height … Continue reading

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New Druim Ba

The Inquiry is drawing to a close and now we are reliant on an honest appraisal from the Reporter, which I am sure we will get, and a fair and honest reponse from the Minister of Energy and Tourism, Fergus … Continue reading

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Scottish Power – a critique

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We need Bats!

An interesting German report has voiced concerns over the high rate of mortality of Bats. Apart from being a protected species whose destruction or even disturbance will put anyone not in the wind industry in front of a magistrate, they … Continue reading

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Brave

In support of the new Disney#Pixar film, Brave, Visit Scotland have produced a very fancy web site to attract North American visitors and in fact anyone who enjoys the film. Look on the website and find the landscape portal and the … Continue reading

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