Monthly Archives: October 2013

Could it only happen in Eire?

This is a lovely story which gives you faith in the incompetence of wind

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The Lords and a man who we can respect!

Viscount Ridley – you weren’t the only one in the House to be scathing but what you opened with was class: ‘My Lords, I declare my interests in various forms of energy as listed in the register. I cannot declare … Continue reading

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O what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive!

Following Lord Stephen’s involvement in Lord Tevenson’s amendment to the Electricity  Act 1989, we now have this article by the Telegraph. A mistake “pure and simple”? We can all judge that ourselves. And I think few of us will be impressed by his … Continue reading

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Big Six Energy Companies pocket £80 Million in EU Grants

This story just beggars belief but it also beggars US. I shall leave you to read the story as there really is nothing that I can add. Read here

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Corrupting the Lords?

You will be aware of the very interesting ruling by Lady Clarke over the Shetland Viking Wind Farm. You may also be aware that pending appeal, the Scottish Government is ignoring the judgement and is proceeding with the Glen Morie … Continue reading

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Smile for the Day

I was alright until the batteries ran down. Could I find replacements? Tried B&Q, Tesco, Halfords, even the Pound Shop. They all said there was not enough demand for that size! Apparently only the Council and Police buy electric cars. … Continue reading

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What the Solar(PV) Salesmen don’t tell you!

On Solar, I have an interesting tale! One of our friends and neighbours has a solar array. Last month they went away for three weeks and we had a power cut. Because all wind and solar have trip switches that … Continue reading

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The Pride of Crete

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No Tiree Array – Update

For those of us around in the wind farm farce since Noah was a boy, the ongoing saga of off-shore in Scotland and especially the West Coast has been convoluted and exasperating. No less for those involved in the No … Continue reading

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Paying the Price of our Stupidity – Scotsman 23.10.13

Paying the price of our stupidity by BRIAN WILSON Scotland’s skilled workers and consumers are missing out due to misguided policy on nuclear power, writes Brian Wilson Ten years is a long time in energy politics and the road is … Continue reading

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Cornwall Demonstration

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Energy Bills – such a simple solution

Sir John Major entered the fray on energy today with a suggestion of a windfall tax on energy companies. This panders to the Ed Milliband side of the court. Surely the solution is so simple that a five year old … Continue reading

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Is Solar a good idea in the far North of Scotland?

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Offshore – A Panacea or a Problem

The Times Matt Ridley 15 October 2013 Britain leads the world, but why? HERE’S a short quiz. Question One: which source of energy is allowed to charge the highest price for its electricity? Question Two: which source of energy is … Continue reading

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Doomsday Asteroid heading for Earth

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Bernham Ingham and the Grain of Truth

(apologies to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) Bernard Ingham: ‘Green’ costs hit bills ALLOW me to introduce you to the Mods and Rockers of modern politics. They are a curious lot. The Mods are led by Chancellor George … Continue reading

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Fracking in Scotland ?

The Scottish Minister for the Environment, Paul Wheelhouse, has made a range of pronouncements at the SNP Conference that left me speechless. Minister for the protection of the Environment and and SNP MSP is almost an oxymoron. A bit like … Continue reading

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The future is green, the future is micro nuclear

Been mentioned before on this blog but the US are very close to rolling out micro nuclear. Efficient, zero risk and affordable. After all they use them in nuclear subs and aircraft carriers and have for years. The matelots are … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory!

I was looking through some notes on the change in Council Planning Rules by which the local councillor to an application no longer has voting rights. I noted this at the bottom of the Planning piece: There are no resource, … Continue reading

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LFN – Low Frequency Noise

Not measured by noise engineers for Wind farm developers or Councils and only 2% of us can hear it. However from this video it explains very well why it has an impact on those afflicted, especially in relation to stress … Continue reading

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