Monthly Archives: November 2013

Moray Wind Farms Threat To Lossie recognised at last

    A danger oft mentioned on these pages. This reflects that local RAF stations are now defying MOD Safeguarding and supporting their aircrew. One does tend to wonder what the truth of the Tornados crash in the Beatrice area … Continue reading

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Self Delusion or Stupidity?

From Bloomberg News The U.K. will soon see “major investments” in offshore wind projects, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said, signaling the country’s push to expand low-carbon power isn’t derailing. Interest from developers in signing contracts has exceeded … Continue reading

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Worst Wind farms

This article in the Times is very interesting. We could add further names such as Fairburn and evidence that SSE know but seem not to care. Or may we say that they care about their shareholders dividends more. Don’t knock … Continue reading

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Broken promises

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Wear and Tear

At a recent conference Prof Hughes cast doubt on the practical life of wind turbines and their decline in efficiency as they age. Not a new subject to him but very relevant all the same. The original paper produced in December 2012 … Continue reading

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Atlantic Array is Sunk!

The Atlantic Array wind farm looks to have sunk with trace after RWE Innogy pulls out. No doubt demands for higher and higher subsidy faced with united opposition has given the developers concerns as to the profitability of the project. … Continue reading

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Seven New National Parks for Scotland but The Minister, He say NO!

I note that Glen Affric is one of the suggested National Parks. However Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change is vehemently against it. Like the Terrorism Act that is rolled out against octogenarians at Labour Party Conferences … Continue reading

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Plans for wind farms in France are facing Fierce Opposition

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
Skynews — November 17, 2013 Plans to dot France with wind farms are facing fierce opposition from critics worried they will blight a landscape that has helped make the country the world’s top tourist…

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Cameron, Davies and Clegg. READ THIS!!!

What the IPCC actually said in the Technical Summary of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was that: “Globally, there is low confidence in attribution of changes in tropical cyclone activity to human influence. This is due to insufficient observational evidence, … Continue reading

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Is Solar thermal a blessing or a threat?

From the article of K. Kaufmann, The Desert Sun, Nov. 10, 2013 “A small bird, barely the size of a human hand, had its wings reduced to a web of charred spines. No longer able to keep aloft, the bird … Continue reading

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An unintended consequence, or why wind farms are not farms.

A message from Digby, Nova Scotia. From: Debi VanTassel Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2013 Subject: Ocean Breeze Emu Farm-closing Dear Friends, It is with great sorrow that I write this e-mail. Due to the abuse we are experiencing from the Industrial … Continue reading

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And Yet more on the Loch Ness Ring Of Steel

  E-on have great plans for Glen Moriston. Problem is only them and the landowners think they are great. This area is being hammered with wind farms all cashing in on the proximity of the new Beauly Denny line. Glen … Continue reading

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This is for those that fought and defeated the Druim Ba wind farm.

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For those that believe there are no losers in Offshore wind!

Many believe that off-shore is a golden bullet but my previous posts raise the issues of our fishing industry. Here Centrica’s damage to the fishing industry is being ignored because they know the Government has no teeth. Story here from … Continue reading

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Killing us softly with your lies!

We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the Highlands, high on a hill and with views, North, South, East and West. In the ten years we have lived here we have enjoyed a fantastic lifestyle which most … Continue reading

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No wonder the Pollies want to emasculate the Press

  When the Press turn against a politician the picture paints a thousand words. Piggy in the trough. Why is this guy still in a job? He delayed fracking for eighteen months and is now hiding behind EU requirements for … Continue reading

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Ed Davey – A man to be trusted?

Thanks to Guido Fawkes for this exposure! November 4th, 2013 Re-Renting: Davey Claims Expenses for LibDem Owned Office Money Paid to Company of Which Wife is Director Dozens of  MPs claims for their constituency office on expenses even though it is already … Continue reading

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Constrained to do nothing?

Drs. John Constable and Lee Moroney of REF on the subject: Dear Editor: Utility Week’s article misleadingly implies that generators other than windfarms are routinely “paid to do nothing”. This is incorrect. Unlike wind, conventional generators are not paid extra … Continue reading

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Power to the Pococks

Unfortunately the whole video has now been removed from i-player, which is a bit surprising as it was listed until the 17th November. Que sera! There are several clips still available and the solar man works for me! However the … Continue reading

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House of Shame -Energy Bills – What energy bills?

MPs and Ministers let the taxpayer take the pain as their rising energy bills are paid on expenses. Both the Telegraph, the Mirror and the Express have featured this story. The Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi, a Tory millionaire who founded the … Continue reading

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