Monthly Archives: September 2012

Scotland is not windy enough for Green power.

An article in the Scotsman is worthy of consideration. Click here! The Governments, North and South and those spokesman of the Renewables Industry always go on about Scotland’s Wind Resource. Sorry Guys, but we live here and the wind ain’t that … Continue reading

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Makes you think! Urban Myth or Hoax?

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An Introduction to Scotland, Tourist Destination for thousands

This is a photo on the M74 as all those Tourist pounds, dollars, yen and euro make their way to the must advertised Scottish Landscape. Is this an image of Braveheart, Brave or Apocolypse Now? How can our Minister of … Continue reading

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Wind Power Fuels Pollution

If you have to back up wind power with fossil fuels and if wind happens not to be blowing strongly enough you are bound to increase emissions. The Renewable Energy Foundation has exposed the growing use of coal to back … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Energy Future: Time to Take Stock

This we have received from an un-attributed source but considered it worth sharing. In line with the ambitions of the Climate Change Act, enacted with all-party support in 2009, the Scottish Government has displayed a commendable seriousness about tackling the … Continue reading

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Clyde

A bit off message maybe but our congratulations should go to Beth, the 12 yr old creator of Clyde, the Mascot for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. After the one eyed mascot of the Olympics produced at an extortionate cost by … Continue reading

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The Spectator Debate

Why are all the turbines stationary so often … because they are misunderstood said Niall Stuart – Scottish Renewables. Sounds about right! I was unable to attend but I have this report from the http://www.scef.org.uk website. A poll was done … Continue reading

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The effect of low frequency noise on hearing and health.

This I must declare to have an interest in. Since early years I have suffered with hearing deficiency. No, not just when my wife wants someone to do the washing up but a permanent problem that waxes and wains but never … Continue reading

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John Muir Trust enters debate on the destruction of our Peat Moors

The experts that gave us the Carbon Calculator now say enough is enough. Any further degredation of our Peatlands is counter productive. The John Muir Trust have put this forward as part of their requirement for ScotGov and SNH to legislate … Continue reading

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Structural Support for off-shore wind. An interesting view

Is our wind industry driven by engineering knowledge or bureaucratic stagnation? This is an interesting view that addresses very important points. The main one is that off-shore is too expensive. It talks of the energy embedded in wind turbines. Offshore … Continue reading

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Now even the Secretary of State recognises it as a Bribe!

Yes, we know the likes of Tim Yeo and Gummer believe in Bribes. Seems Ed Davey does too. I really wish that politicians would not judge the rest of the Country by their own duplicious standards aptly displayed by the expenses scandal. We … Continue reading

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Is volunteering a new phenomina?

If we listen to the Politicians dancing their dance to catch a little stardust from the Olympics, we hear the word Legacy used, or should we say over used. Will there be a Legacy for the Olympians or the Paralympians? … Continue reading

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SNH Wind Farm Map 2012

We now have on line the latest wind farm map from Scottish Natural Heritage dated august 2012. They admit quite openly that many small on farm turbines are not included and there are some large proposals missing due to the … Continue reading

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Finland has 137 wind turbines in the entire country while Whitelee Wind Farm alone has 140?

The facts of life is that the opposition to wind has grown from a few activists into a co-ordinated group of knowledgeable and expert people including politicians of several parties. This report (click here) is a brief synopsis of where … Continue reading

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Wind = Clean, Green Free Energy?

That is what the Wind Industry and the Politicians want us to believe but let’s consider. We know that each base needs one thousand tons of concrete and yet cement is one of the worst polluters known to man in … Continue reading

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Are Wind Farms Saving or Killing us?

The Mail on-line has produced a thought-provoking article on the Health effects of wind. Dr. Chris Hanning and Dr. Nina Pierpoint were the first of the medical world to publicise concerns as to the health implications of wind. Read this article … Continue reading

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Climate and the Black Cab

What’s the difference between a taxi driver and a so called climate scientist? The taxi drivers have the knowledge the climate scientists have just got their theory. I remember speaking to a oceanographer. He pointed out that most climate change … Continue reading

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Support for local Dumfries and Galloway MP

Thank you for taking the time to sign my petition calling for the Scottish Government to listen to local people on wind farms. The response to the petition has been phenomenal, with over 1200 signatures in two weeks. With this … Continue reading

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Remember Wind Farms are a Global Problem

As the Stig has relatives in other parts of the world if not the Universe. A Mars Lunar Stig(?) so it would appear Dougal Quixote is not alone.Here is his North American Cousin. Donna Quixote   As always the quality of the work … Continue reading

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Are you Worried about Windfarms?

SUNDAY POST INVESTIGATION REVEALS TRUTH BEHIND TURBINES ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT WINDFARMS? By Robert Wright & Euen Duguid ·        70% are concerned by how much is spent on wind power ·        72% worry at turbines impact on areas of natural … Continue reading

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