Wind V. Coal
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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: January 2014
From the Acoustic Ecology Institute based in New Mexico, USA In what may be an unprecedented move, 23 Texans who host wind turbines on their property have filed suit against two different wind farm developers, claiming that companies “carelessly and negligently failed … Continue reading
The Bribe of Community Benefit looms large to every wind farm application and to solar farms. This is an tale from the Western Morning News which every planner and councillor should consider carefully before shaking hands with developers. They always … Continue reading
By Professor Tony Trewavas It is likely that George Washington was killed by his doctors. With good intentions they met each new symptom with the routine of blood-letting and almost certainly bled him to death. There are certain parallels with … Continue reading
Built in 2007 we hear a heartening tale of a gentleman in France who has challenged the wind gods and won. The ten turbines that flash and rumble in his view have been condemned. The full story here.
Well I doubt my blood pressure, let alone my bank balance, could have stood visiting the Conference but we have a good report here from Protect Wild Scotland. Many thanks for the sacrifice!!
Now I normally shy away from Politics and Climate change as they are no hopers. Those that are involved have very firm and often dogmatic views, The truth of Climate Change is now less skeptics and deniers and more a … Continue reading
This is a photo taken at the Offshore wind conference in Aberdeen. Do we see ‘Protecting the Marine Environment’ here. “Offers better use of resources (applicant, regulator and advisors)” What about THE PEOPLE? You know. The ones that pay your … Continue reading
Prof Gibbons of the London School of Economics ‘Spatial Economics Research Centre’ has confirmed that wind farms do affect the value of houses. The research was done over one million homes close to wind farms but at 11% it would … Continue reading
One that seems to have dropped a little below the radar is the 14 turbines application for the Carn Gorm wind farm by PI Renewables. Fourteen turbines on the western flanks of Ben Wyvis although the application totally ignores the … Continue reading
Did you know that the originator of sell by dates was Al Capone? During the recession he gave a million dollars to make sure all the children got milk. However remembering his school days and the often sour milk … Continue reading
Ferintosh Community Council The Editor Ross-shire Journal 21st January 2014 Dear Sir, NO! to (another) Ben Wyvis Wind Farm Ferintosh Community Council has formally decided this week to object to the Woodlands Wind Farm application, another proposal that will … Continue reading
In Ireland they came late to wind and are now trying hard to catch up. This has created a perfect storm not quite replicated this side of the Irish Sea. As the Midlands of Eire shudders under the prolonged attack … Continue reading
Many moons ago I was in the position of offering a number of holidays at the seaside to disadvantaged families. I phoned our local vicar and asked if he could identify some needy parishioners “I don’t know anyone like that … Continue reading
The experimental Methil off-shore on-shore wind turbines seems to have a wee problem. According to the operators this is routine maintenance? Locals reported horrific noise issues in the first days of operation but now we find that a blade … Continue reading
I tend to shy away from commenting on Climate Change as it brings out the worst in some people. However with the weather activity of the last few weeks and the re-appearance of the Warmists in the media I found … Continue reading
BREAKING NEWS WIND FARM CONSTRAINT PAYMENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL New paper on Balancing Mechanism and Connect and Manage Constraint Payments to Windfarms. click to access There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the spiralling … Continue reading
A local landowner has invested £4 million in a number of eco chalets (Eagle Brae) and is now faced with this horror of horrors right in front of his investment. The SNP party talk about investing in Scotland, oblivious to … Continue reading
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Man Flu (the truth) possibly written by a man Let’s start 2014 on a less contentious(?) note!