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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: November 2012
Problem was that the committee looked for evidence. The Renewables Industry uses consultants to write posh reports full of “evidence”. On a one to one basis such as a PLI this is easily rubbished but to a committee made up … Continue reading
This is getting silly. Now E-On have applied for three masts at Inverwick Forest which is in Glenmoriston between Millenium(Falck) and the proposed West Glenmoriston(Bhlaraidh)(SSE). Beinneun(Ridgewind) was also recently approved just a couple of miles to the west. With the … Continue reading
This article by Ruth Lea an accomplished macro Economist makes disturbing reading. When will the Government address the real issues and will they do it before it is all too late. Where it is different from the DECC diatribes and … Continue reading
Both the DECC and Renewables UK cite a report by RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) that state house prices aren’t degraded by wind farms. Written by a couple of Chartered Surveyors them – they should know. Well no actually. … Continue reading
Whilst the First Minster is shown yet again to be a total Liar (I would normally say economical with the truth but it is beyond that now) the descreation of our landscape gathers apace. However there are chinks appearing in … Continue reading
29 NEW Coal-fired power plants recently commissioned – Germany Here’s a few of the new coal-fired power plants just recently on line in Germany: – EVONIK, Walsum (Duisburg), 800 MW black coal (2010) – RWE, Neurath (Cologne), 2 x 800 … Continue reading
This is a relatively small scale wind farm in height and capacity terms but horrendous all the same. Warning notices on the gates are illuminating. Adders are around so, although not said in so many words, don’t enter site. Why have … Continue reading
Impact of wind turbines and farms are a parochial issue but the problems go around the world as this post from the USA shows.
Love of the Wild Lands of the Highlands tends to go hand in hand with opposition to wind farms, partly as it exactly those wild open spaces that wind farm developrs target. Wild Land News this time has a very … Continue reading
Yeah, yer guts feels like Jello rapidly vibrating to the grind of the turbines. Really icky feeling – and there’s no escape! Vibro-acoustic Disease and the effect of infrasound have been known about for years and in fact have been reserached … Continue reading
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Just what the real green bunnies want for their holiday homes. This little beauty makes 4.4kw of electricity. ‘That’s enough to power the family of four’s home theater, spa area and “large high-tech sound system.”’ Says it all really. Little … Continue reading
North Ayreshire Council has just approved the siting of three massive Off-shore mega turbines ON-SHORE at Hunterston. These behemoths are three times the size of on-shore turbines with an output as high as 6mw. This is a crazy precedent and … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has admitted that 82% of Section 36 (over 50mw) wind farms have been approved since 2007, but that is only half the story. Since Mr. Salmond’s promise of 100% renewable energy (2009) the figure is 93% approved. … Continue reading
Denmark has lead the world in paying compensation to homeowners facing a drop in value of their properties when effected by a wind farm. In the Danish Scheme the government pays the compensation and recovers the costs from the operators. … Continue reading
In 2006 the BBC ran a Climate seminar CMEP which formed the “Consensus” of Climate opinion which has driven the very biased one sided pro AGW policy of the BBC since then. This is while the likes of David Bellamy … Continue reading
Infrasound is a dangerous and debilitating element that the Government has failed to address under pressure from the wind industry. Follow this link to a very interesting piece of research. Wind Turbines can be harmful to Human Health The erroneous … Continue reading