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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: May 2013
One of our English contributors sent me this which I make no apology for presenting here. They may be small in wind turbine terms but on flat land such as this no one could ever say that they are not … Continue reading
Highland Council have gagged local councillor Andrew Baxter, the third such councillor in the Highlands, from planning meetings on wind farms that the John Muir Trust has commented on because he is a member of the charity on the basis … Continue reading
The Safety Aspects of Highland Council’s Practice of Placing Small Wind Turbines in School Playgrounds
This is an issue that I have addressed in length before but Stuart Young, a long time expert in wind energy, has now produced a report for Caithness Windfarm Information Forum which should be read and studied by all those … Continue reading
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Older folks, like the ones who make up most of the intelligence of the World today, KNOW what reality is from fiction when it comes to false claims and outright lies being spouted…
Taken from Hansard. Lord Donoughue: My Lords, I agree with every rapid word from my noble friend Lord Prescott, but I wish to focus on the energy section of this debate, bearing in mind the threat of a new Energy … Continue reading
Perhaps understandably the Groons have had a hissy fit over Peter Lilley’s article in the Spectator. If you didn’t already realise the most concerning aspect of the green movement is it’s attitude to freedom of expression and it’s denouncement of … Continue reading
A wind turbine has been ordered to be removed after the Scottish Courts decided it was too noisy. However the local council failed in their duty to ensure that planning conditions had been met. However this precedent may make councils … Continue reading
£1.5 million given to new Scottish Wind Farm in Constraints payment to shut down before it is commissioned!
One of the big six electricity companies was paid nearly £1.5 million to shut down a new Scottish wind farm before it was even formally completed, the Daily Telegraph can disclose. EDF has been paid nearly £1.5 million to shut … Continue reading
SO MUCH WIND THE MYTH OF Green energy by Struan Stevenson Foreword by Bill Jamieson At a Press Call this morning in Edinburgh, Struan Stevenson, author of the new book So Much Wind: The Myth of Green Energy, made the … Continue reading
An article in the Daily Mail suggests that wind farms may cause inversion fog due to alterations to the micro climate around wind turbines. The photos suggest some effect but I am not convinced that the effect will be dense enough … Continue reading
After all the grand words about protecting wild places we may all look a little surprised at The Highland Council’s decision not to raise an objection to the two wind farms that came before them last week. This follows closely … Continue reading
At the proposal of yet another mega windfarm we are advised: the new planning policy (1) is only a proposal at this stage (2) won’t come into force until 2014 (3) contains no buffer zones and no absolute protection for … Continue reading