Monthly Archives: February 2013

Star of Caledonia

Gateshead has it’s Angel of the North and now Gretna wants it’s Star of Caledonia. Vanity Project or iconic art? One might suggest that in a time of austerity it is not exactly the wisest thing to spend £4.8 million … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind and the Moray Firth Dolphins

Essentially no research has been done on Dolpins and Whales in the UK although Marine Scotland has recently commissioned a survey from Edinburgh University. However we have in planning one of the largest off-shore wind farms in the Moray Firth … Continue reading

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The Problem of Wind Farms spreads further over Europe!

When we question wind farms, we are pilloried is being out of step with the rest of Europe. Well if the Pollies and the Warmistas actually turned a critical gaze on the rest of europe they may learn something. This … Continue reading

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Wind farms are a great success in Denmark, aren’t they?

Windmills And Health: Helene Jacobsen and Jens Hjorth thought their neighbors were hysterical because they wanted to prevent the construction of Hageholm Windmills park at Holbæk. Now – a year after the blades began to spin – the couple only … Continue reading

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I won’t be going here on holiday again!

  Man and boy, Cornwall has always been one of my favourite Holiday destinations but after looking at this map I fear that I will not be the only person giving it a miss.  

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HOW many homes?

As a chartered electrical engineer with around 35 years’ experience in the energy industry I feel compelled to take issue with the emergence of a new energy unit called, apparently, the “home”. I refer to the often-heard statistic that a … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE INDUSTRIAL MONSTERS SPOIL SEASIDE

Today we have EDF (Electricité de France) continuing to blight the views across the Tees Bay, just over 1KM off the beach at Redcar, where 7 turbines are erected out of 27. The Secretary of State in the Labour government … Continue reading

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Irish Wind, If 1.5km was adopted no wind farms would be built!

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Highland Wind Farms

The Highland Council has just published it’s latest wind farm map and it is pretty horrifying. First consideration is that the majority on this map are large scale developments and not the small on farm turbines. In Aberdoomshire these small … Continue reading

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Would you want to live here?

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Oops!

The Carraig Gheal windfarm at Loch Awe. Well what do you expect when you put massive loads down narrow roads that were never designed for vehicles of this size? One wonders what stress and strain this will put onto such … Continue reading

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John Droz – the Truth as we should all see it!

Well for those that know him John Droz is an excellent US commentator on the wind issues. Technical and ethical it is hard to fault his comments which are now available online

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Global Wind Energy – The Human Impact

Can I direct you to this web site which is a great source of information. The Human Impact

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Poacher turned Gamekeeper?

Is this a case of poacher turned game keeper or Big Business protecting it’s interests. It would be interesting what other interests this gentleman has. On it’s latest appointments to the HM Revenue and Customs Board, the treasury has surely … Continue reading

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Is the Depratment of Energy and Climate Change(sic) fit for purpose?

A comment worth relaying from Charles Moore in the Telegraph on Saturday: On Gov Depts: “Some departments also have their own agenda. Under New labour, in particular, departments became evangelical rather than administrative – …… or The Department of Energy … Continue reading

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Kilgallioch 96 turbines – approved

There is not often that I am completely lost for speech but the approval today of 96 turbines at Kilgallioch is one such time. This is a map of the area literally trashed with turbines. If this was an area … Continue reading

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Bad day for Wind Developers in the Highlands

Today is the start of a long road for two wind farms and a line in the sand for another, Glenmorie and Dalnessie wind farms were objected to by Highland Council Planning despite support from Planners and Clath Liath was … Continue reading

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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Debate

3-LINE WHIP FOR HOLYROOD 21 February, 2.30 pm   Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Debate: Report on the achievability of the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets   The more members of the public who attend, the clearer it is to … Continue reading

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