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- It is not only the tails that are missing on the Isle of Man!
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- I am going to unashamedly copy a comment from the news papers.
- Another comment by Doug Brodie
Wind V. Coal
Quote of the Decade
"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
Death by a Thousand Turbines
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Einstein on Consensus in ScienceAs Einstein once said,"It does not take a hundred scientists to prove me right ( consensus ?). It only takes one to prove me wrong"
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Monthly Archives: May 2014
A few months ago an off-shore wind turbine was built in Methil, Fife effectively on-shore and in close proximity to local houses. The seven megawatt machine, located just 50 metres off the coast at Methil, will act as a test … Continue reading
We have heard recently the Nationalist rhetoric of Scottish Land Reform. In one way or another that has been around for some time and it can only be expected that those involved should want to increase it’s remit. Now in … Continue reading
Agenda: Herald 26 May 2014 – by David Watson THE announcement of a possible doubling in the capacity of the Cruachan hydro-electric scheme in Argyll has stimulated public debate around the perception of pumped storage as a means of storing … Continue reading
Island hit as cable fault means turbine can turn but not earn, Herald, 26 May 14 David Ross Highland Correspondent Two vital projects on a remote Hebridean island could be undermined because its community wind turbine lost around £150,000 in … Continue reading
“A senior member of bird charity RSPB Scotland has called for more careful consideration of wind farm planning after it emerged a wind turbine was officially blamed for killing a rare sea eagle.” Were the RSPB really so naive or was … Continue reading
Makes more sense that putting up “Freakin” wind turbines. Mind you we could all end up going to bed early in the winter! This could be the next best thing for road safety since cats eyes. Mind you reality suggests that … Continue reading
I have received some Scottish Government statistics today that really need some consideration. Appertaining to Section 36 Applications under the Electricity Act, since 2007 Scottish Ministers have determined 36 onshore wind farm applications of which 11 have been refused. With … Continue reading
20th May 2014 will go down as the day that Met Masts met their match. The perceived wisdom is that there is no point in objecting to wind masts as if wind speeds are insufficient the development won’t go ahead. And anyway … Continue reading
Glen Affric, the world renowned National Nature Reserve, the Glen Affric/Strathconon Golden Eagle Special Protected Area, the proposed Wild Lands (Central Highlands Core Area 24) and Strathglass are under attack from German Wind Developers WPD and ABO Wind,and London … Continue reading
The wind industry quotes that we have some 4,399 turbines installed and the Scottish Government doesn’t actually know how many have been installed, approved or in planning. That fills you with confidence. Of course the lie is in the number … Continue reading
You may say that this is not related to Wind and was a political comment. For those in the Highlands that will ring hollow. We have a Police force run from Strathclyde, armed response units routinely on the road of … Continue reading
Just to clarify, this is not a party political broadcast but simply identification of a Manifesto that contains an energy policy that does not support wind. It is a great disappointment that Struan Stevenson, Conservative MEP for Scotland, has decided … Continue reading
In terms of electricity, the UK has sold off its state-owned generators and so would have to adopt the licence and tax model to profit from renewable electricity. So has it auctioned licences to build wind farms and charged the … Continue reading
From the Times, 11th May 2014 PAYMENTS to green energy firms under a controversial government scheme that compensates them for wasted power have soared by more than 1,300%. About £35m has been awarded since the start of the financial year … Continue reading
Intermittent renewable energy can, and I repeat can, generate 10% of our UK requirements. And that includes bio-mass and hydro as well as wind. At the same time our industry is closing coal powered generation to comply with EU diktat … Continue reading
This is a good article that every farmer considering wind turbines should read. Entering into a deal with wind farm developers as akin to dining with the devil. Careful less you sell your soul. Bucolic photos of cattle grazing near … Continue reading
RWE (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG) is perhaps not the best company to want to build a wind farm next to a World War II crash site. The old adage “Don’t mention the War” comes to mind but in this case it … Continue reading