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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."
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The IPCC also said that the snow on the Himalayas would have melted. South Sea Islands disappeared below the waves and the Ice Caps would have vanished. They now say the the non existent Global warming(no change in the … Continue reading
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Exeter Express and Echo — March 29, 2014 A couple living in an idyllic part of Devon say their enjoyment of the countryside has been “ruined” after they became sandwiched between two wind turbines.…
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(Thanks to the German site “Gegen Schiessanlage Wünsdorf” for this article. Translated using Google Translator so my apologies if it’s not word-for-word accurate and hopefully it can be understood. Check out the last two…
In Scotland we have the right to roam, or Access Rights legislation. The fact that no one wants to walk through a field of wind turbines protects us from calamity but I was told at two separate sites that engineers will not … Continue reading
You have heard of Cairn Duhie and Dava Moor. Well now watch the video!
Today’s announcements by Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO of SSE, will no doubt be trumpeted as a mark against renewables. Is it? Well in some ways possibly but mostly this is re-alignment with the customer base. Why now? Well, without a crystal … Continue reading
Dumfries and Galloway staggers under an unprecedented level of wind farm applications. Councils have over the last years become politicised but Community Councils, now democratically elected have no such strictures. This move by Dumfries and Galloway is reflected throughout Scotland. … Continue reading
Special Investigation: Toxic wind turbines By Derek Lambie 23 March 2014 Part Two of The Sunday Post’s hard-hitting probe into the true impact of wind farms. Damning evidence of wind farms polluting the Scottish countryside can today be revealed by … Continue reading
The Earl of Cromartie is a very experienced climber, Past President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and present President of the Scottish Mountaineering Club. He has written a number of books on climbing in Scotland and he has a … Continue reading
The photo shows the site where SPR plan to put 23 giant turbines: in front, the Doonans, behind, Trostan Hill, Big Hill of the Baing, and snow-covered in the distance is Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. This beautiful hill country is on … Continue reading
The proposed Swansea Tidal Lagoon contains 26 turbines producing 16 MWhr over four tides. More acceptable than wind but still not demand driven. Cost per MW hr is still way above gas at about £103.
Murdo Fraser chairs the SNP dominated Committee for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism and is well known for his no nonsense approach to wind energy.However, even as Chairman, he is impotent to sway the Scottish Ministers from their Road to Ruin. … Continue reading
They always say that recommendation by word of mouth is the best and the opposite must also be true. This is an open letter from David Mortimer , a wind host from South Australia. Enthusiasm has died with reality and I will … Continue reading
POWER bills are likely to soar in an independent Scotland because the cost of fuelling its three million houses is subsidised by 33million UK homes. By: Dean Herbert Published: Wed, March 19, 2014 Westminster Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that, … Continue reading
This may be Australia which in many ways suffered more than the UK and Scotland but the facts in so many ways are similar. That reality has dawned in the far south to a greater extent than in our sceptred isles may … Continue reading
“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” Charles de Gaulle. The independence debate, if that is what you can call it, is getting very unpleasant. First … Continue reading
Dart Energy are planning to drill some twenty two wells for methane extraction from North Ayreshire to Stirling. Friends of the Earth are raising the temperature by talking of fracking and Climate Change. Obviously used as emotive buzz words they … Continue reading
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David Gibson, MCofS Chief Officer, said: “The survey results are a stark warning to the Scottish Government – badly sited wind farms are a serious threat to Scotland’s reputation as a tourism destination. The more that are built in our … Continue reading