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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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This may be construed as just ‘slightly'(sic) biased but it refers to the fact(?) that 98.9% of the land mass voted NO. Could this reflect the impact that wind farms have had on the Rural population? Had the confidence of … Continue reading
Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
SWEDEN: Vattenfall has decided to dismantle the 10MW Yttre Stengrund, its first Swedish offshore wind project, after 13 years of operation. David Weston – WindPower Offshore – September 19, 2014 Vattenfall made the decision to…
Whichever side of the fence you were on, the last three weeks has been a roller coaster. Now Salmond has announced his resignation and we all look to what changes will manifest themselves. With Sturgeon being promoted as his replacement … Continue reading
As the temperature climbs towards boiling point and the Politicians all gather around Glasgow (there are other places in Scotland) it is good to know someone has a sense of humour. In practice, post a YES vote, I suspect that … Continue reading
Scotland: more manipulations Whether it’s in America, Australia, or Europe, the media and the public are not being told the truth about actual mortality at wind farms. From employees who make carcasses disappear, to bird societies caught in conflicts … Continue reading
Planning Democracy are a group that put forward some interesting ideas, Many of which we will have a great deal of empathy with. This LINK takes you to an excellent article that we think you will find of interest.
The belief that bigger is better is seldom true. No more so at the mammoth Bard 1 offshore wind farm in Germany where connection problems have turned a world beating project into a total nightmare. Much is technical and way … Continue reading
The massive Wind Farm at Stronelairg was approved without a public inquiry. Issues around the removal of designation of the area as Wild Land to accommodate the wind farm proposal have raised issues which the John Muir Trust wish to … Continue reading
Pat Swords – Look before you leap – Critique of the Irish Energy Policy Very uncomfortable reading and since E-on took two nuclear power stations off line due to cracks in one boiler we should be very concerned. Essentially, if … Continue reading
Aigas Community Forest has been an apple in our eyes for some five years but, now in possession of part funding, we are moving forward to acquire the whole forest of 700 acres. This will be gradually felled and the … Continue reading
This story I am going to start with two comments as I think they get to the point. I have been aware of these defects for many months, they have repeatedly been reported to HSE officials MPs etc and what … Continue reading
Denmark has a reputation for supporting wind farm neighbours through a compensation scheme that requires the wind farm to fund loss of value in property. However like many things it is not all it’s cracked up to be. A standard … Continue reading
The Fantasy And the wind farm will bring forth an abundance of little fishes and we will all be happy ever after. The Truth Just click on the link. Looks like for the Suffolk fishermen the fantasy is in another … Continue reading
Now there are times when I wonder about the mental capacity of those involved in renewables or the Climate mantra but to transport wood halfway around the world to supposedly save a soupçon of CO² has always struck me as … Continue reading
Despite Beinn Mhor Wind farm proposal by German Company WPD being close to the Glen Affric NNR and the Glen Affric/Strathconon Golden Eagle Special Protected Area as well as the proximity to the Area 24 Wild Lands, neither RSPB or … Continue reading